JC Chasez was so upset about being removed from the Pro Bowl halftime show that he told the NFL to kiss his ass. Yesterday, I made this suggestion to him.
A quick tangent… JC, my friend. It’s clear you’ve been listening to me since you told the NFL to kiss your ass. Why won’t you answer my other question? You know the one I’m talking about. I promise, if you answer, I’ll stop asking. Thanks.
Returning from the tangent… No one should quietly walk away from getting beaten down for something other people did. Thanks to more moral grandstanding from the NFL, he finally reached his boiling point.
“I have had a great relationship with the NFL in the past and feel that I have been mistreated,” Chasez said in a statement, adding that he’s won’t sing The Star-Spangled Banner before Sunday’s annual all-star game in Honolulu.
“While I agree the mishap at the Super Bowl was a huge mistake, the NFL’s shallow effort to portray my music as sexually indecent brings to mind another era when innocent artists were smeared with a broad brush by insecure but powerful people,” Chasez said in his statement. “That’s not the America I love. Nor is this the NFL I love. I’ll sing the national anthem anytime, anywhere, but not for this NFL.”
You go on with your bad self, JC. And thanks for these quotes from your inner diva:
“I decided to be obliging. I wanted to go with the flow and I wanted to be a team player, I wanted to come to the NFL’s rescue,” Chasez told the AP. “If that’s what it will take to put out a fire, then fine, I’ll do the Drumline song.”
Chasez also complained that he passed on a chance to be at Sunday’s Grammy Awards because of his planned Pro Bowl appearance. “Now I have to jockey for my position back in there,” he told the AP.
The NFL responded with a non-response:
McCarthy’s [NFL Spokesman] response: “We’re not going to debate him. We made our decision and we’re going to move on.”
Why not? Unlike the Pro Bowl, I would watch a debate between JC Chasez and the NFL.
Finally, I have to respond to this statement from the NFL:
McCarthy said it was unclear who would sing the national anthem before Sunday’s Pro Bowl, which is airing on ESPN.
The answer is obvious: William Hung.