…THE TRUTH IS ONLY THE MALAYSIANS WHO HAD NOT STUDIED AND LIVED IN
WOULD GO FOR THEM. AMERICA
By Mansor Puteh
I would not pay a sen to watch any Maria Carey or Jennifer Lopez concert, or even if it is free of charge.
I did not care for American entertainers of such type when I was studying and living in
I had better things to do other than school to worry about. America
Why must I pay so much and spend so much time listening to any of them sing and shake their bodies anyway and be their paymaster? Don’t I have better things to do?
But there are some in
who wouldn’t mind doing that. They did not know how they had been manipulated
by the American entertainment propaganda that likes to make many Malaysians
feel inferior if they do not know to appreciate their performers and even
And they did not even care a hoot if the performers are real or just ‘fake’ ones.
Even if I did not have a degree in advertising I would not want to spend any sen or minute on them.
In fact, I don’t even listen to their songs. I prefer to listen to those I like which are closer to me than those sung by them.
It seems that many Malaysians are willing to pay a lot and believe they are watching the real Maria Carey and Jennifer Lopez and the other entertainers from
they came here to perform. America
They did not know better who had caused or forced them to misbehave themselves and allow themselves to become the paymasters for the American performers and entertainers as well as Hollywood producers, directors, screenwriters and also actors listening songs and watching films which are all alien to their own culture.
And unbeknownst to them, these are not the real Maria Carey or Jannifer Lopez but ‘fake’ ones; what the Malaysian audiences see may be their imposters or look-alikes, for all they care.
Because do not give their all, but a faint reflection of their true selves or image. And they could very well get their look-alikes to represent them, since they are so far away on the stage in the large stadium that no one would notice the difference and if they are singing or just miming to a pre-recorded tape which is being played.
Whatever it is, the Maria and Jennifer and the other American performers who had come to
perform, did not give their all. They are not allowed to give their all, or
they would be charged for gross indecency for wearing inappropriately and more
so for behaving inappropriate gyrating and moving about in vulgar ways or
fashion that they are known to do when they perform in America and the other
countries that do not care what they show to the audiences. Kuala Lumpur
like those countries. Malaysia
And if one sees the expensive clothes they wear and the expensive houses they live in and expensive cars they are driven in, Malaysians can be proud to say they had helped to contribute to them to get those, too, as much as the others in
other countries the American performers had performed at. America
The same is true for all the
directors and actors who live lavishly, who have not been known to remember how
they are being supported by many Malaysians who did not care who they had
indeed enriched, while they live frugally and not being able to pay their
monthly bills on some things, sometimes.
But to them, they are better than watching them perform on video and or on television which they do sometimes or to read about them in the many gossip columns that are available in all the English language newspapers.
Maria Carey and Jennifer Lopez and the other American performers all have personal principles that they hold dear to their hearts, being Americans as they can ever be.
But when they wanted to perform here in
they throw aside some of them, just so that they can perform in the country. Malaysia
And they can also make the ten to twelve thousand Malaysians who come to see them at their concerts to be their paymasters, too.
So some Malaysian ringgit or MYR can cause them to lose themselves even though they are still not able to loose their minds and make their bodies become loose while performing.
They had to cover themselves up and not move their bodies or even gyrate when performing anywhere in
Yes, there are some Malaysians who are willing to be their paymasters.
And ironically and not surprisingly, most of those who admire them enough to want and be willing to part with some cash they had earned simply because they had not been to America before or had studied there.
Most Malaysians who had studied and also lived anywhere in
too keen to do what their countrymen who had done managed or could afford to do
so, do not come in droves to see concerts by any American performer. They have
better things to do. America
American performers and other pop acts are not the
they know about. America
But to those Malaysians who have not been to the country, and who only see it in films and television programs, this is
that they want to know. America
The editors of the newspapers are to be blamed for continuing to allow themselves to be used as promoters and propagandists for American entertainers and popular arts. They did not realize that their predecessors had been manipulated to do that task which they are now doing themselves.