Pamlea Anderson, who I have never understood the appeal of, is hosting the Junos this evening. Now, before you go "well, I would think the appeal of Ms. Anderson is readily apparent" it really isn't too me. I like an attractive woman as much as the next heterosexual guy, but Anderson has never done it for me. A friend of mine, back in the 90s, while watching one of Cher's mystifying comebacks looked at her and went "I'm honestly not sure if she's human anymore. I think she's had that much work done she's crossed-over and become a cyborg."
It's how I felt about Anderson. She was pretty once. But they years have not been kind and she's been scary looking for me for a very long time. I think it's a kind of arachnid reaction you have to something that is creepy and no longer quite human.
Anyway, VOCM is reporting that Anderson might bring up the seal hunt during this evening's Juno Awards. Now, I'm not going to say that an awards show celebrating music is not the place to bring this up, Musicians, actors, etc have brought up social causes at these types of events for decades. So it wouldn't surprise me in the least.
I'd admire the guts of going to Halifax to condemn the seal hunt, except that I've never seen much indication of brains in that surgically and chemically altered head of hers over the years, so I'm inclined to believe she's merely being stupid.
However, if this happens then two things need to happen:
1. This is in Halifax. The audience needs to boo. And boo loudly. They should boo her for the rest of the evening if she makes that statement.
2. I believe Rex Goudie is going to be presenting an award this evening. His label might be furious with him, but Goudie - or someone else - ought to wear a shirt saying "I support the hunters." And ought to rebut whatever Anderson says. She has reportedly called hunters "jerks". A nice, simply rebuttal is this: "I believe that men who work hard, under harsh conditions just to feed and clothe their family and put a roof over their head deserve more respect than to be called 'jerks' by Ms. Anderson. She should apologize."
If Goudie does that, he has my respect.
If nothing else, I might actually watch the Junos this evening. I hadn't planned on it, because few of the nominees are interesting to me (Jesus Christ, I never thought Nickelback would ever be that popular), but I might tune in after The West Wing to see if there are any fireworks.