…By Henry George for TDPel Media.
In a recent episode of I’m a Celebrity… South Africa, Myleene Klass revealed that Sir Elton John sent Hear’Say “sorry flowers” after making negative comments about them.
Klass, who was a former member of the band, reflected on the difficult time she had while being part of the group that formed in the early 2000s.
She recalled receiving criticism for the band’s appearance, with one manager even calling them “the fattest band in pop.”
Klass emphasized that their talent and musical abilities were overlooked, and instead, the focus was on their physical appearance.
Elton John’s Apology to Hear’Say
Klass then brought up comments made by Elton John in 2001 when he referred to Hear’Say as “the ugliest band in pop.”
She said that the band received flowers from the singer, who had realized that his comments were inappropriate.
He reportedly also apologized to the band during the Royal Variety Performance.
Klass acknowledged that the era during which Hear’Say rose to fame was different, and comments about their appearance were unfortunately common.
Klass’s Experience with Hear’Say
Klass also revealed that she was asked to change her name while in the band because it was deemed “ethnic” and difficult to pronounce.
Despite the difficulties she faced, Klass has gone on to have a successful career in music and television.
Her revelation about Elton John’s apology provides insight into the challenges that young artists often face in the music industry, particularly with regards to criticism of their appearance.
Analysis and Commentaries
Myleene Klass’s experience with Hear’Say highlights the toxic nature of the music industry and how appearance can overshadow an artist’s talent.
It is unfortunate that Klass and her bandmates received such harsh criticism about their physical appearance, particularly when their musical abilities were clearly strong.
The fact that Elton John apologized for his comments demonstrates that negative comments from established artists can have a significant impact on young musicians.
Klass’s experience also sheds light on the issue of representation in the music industry.
The fact that she was asked to change her name due to its perceived “ethnic” nature underscores the industry’s reluctance to embrace diversity.
It is important for the music industry to create a more inclusive environment where artists of all backgrounds can thrive.
Overall, Klass’s revelations on I’m a Celebrity… South Africa provide valuable insight into the challenges faced by young artists in the music industry.
It is important for established artists to use their platforms to uplift and support emerging musicians, rather than tearing them down with negative comments.