Monday, March 24, 2008

Pete Wentz has talked openly about having attempting suicide after recording his first major studio album. He said:

“I got in my car. I remember I was listening to Jeff Buckley doing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ and sat there and took a bunch of Adavan in a Best Buy parking lot. I called up my manager because I was, at that point, completely out of my head with Adavan. And I was talking to him and slurring my words, so he called my mom and my mom called me and she came and got me and we went to the hospital.”

Usually, I’ll talk about how contrived Pete Wentz is because he’s meant to be this emo rocker guy but he is now more of a corporate product and he’s dating Ashlee Simpson with whom his only artistic similarity is a shared love of flat ironed hair. I’ll usually argue that he’s purposefully saying things that are meant to make him seem omni sexual and edgy but how underneath the edginess of saying he’s made out with boys there’s a certain calculated marketing approach.
With suicide attempts it’s not so easy to be callous enough to argue that sort of thing (unless you’ve had a few belts of scotch) so I’m just going to use this story as a way of justifying putting up more pictures of him. After all, no matter what he does, he’s still criminally hot.

But the awkward thing here is the idea of sexually objectifying him while knowing that the current context in which we’re talking about him is mental anguish and suicide attempts. Wow, edgy hot/creepy/sad/weird…[source]

1 comment:

Steve said...

He attempted suicide to Jeff Buckley? How cliche.