KELLIE PICKLER RESPONDS!!
Any of you who have been following Musical Ramblings for a while know that I very rarely had any nice things to say about Kellie Pickler.
However, over the last few weeks, Kellie has made several appearances, and I have changed my overall outlook on her. I honestly felt pain behind her voice when she told Wolfgang Puck that people had been making fun of her, and there was something oddly pitiful about her when she put on the glasses and asked "do they make me look smart?"
I am being completely honest here when I say that my heart began to feel twinges of guilt that escalated into full-scale remorse. After all, Kellie is a human being, and a sweet one as it turns out, and she deserved better from me.
With that in mind, I wrote the following e-mail to Kellie:
I just wanted to say to you personally that I was one of those writers who wrote some really awful things about you while you were in the competition. I just wanted to say that I have been feeling badly about it, and I wanted to apologize to you from the bottom of my heart for participating in all the ugliness out there. I don't know how much of it you saw, if any, but I just wanted you to know that I regretted what I said, and I just wanted to take this opportunity to apologize to you personally.
I've already printed an apology to you in my blog, because I wanted people who had read the ugly comments I made earlier to know that I had a change of heart.
By the way, I thought you were great in Puck N' Pickler. I'm wishing for the best for you. Keep me informed about your career, would ya?
Kellie, in all her sweetness, wrote me back.
Thanks for your apology. In this business you cannot take things too personally. You have to take the good with the bad and I look at life like this: if this is as bad as I've got it, then I've got it good! Yeah it's hard to see ugly things about you, but you let it go in one ear and out the other. God has really taught me to be a forgiving person, so I hold no hard feelings toward you.
I hope you enjoyed the show this year and I hope that you will come to our concert when we come to your city!
Y'all will have to excuse me, as I currently feel about one inch tall. Kellie, you're awesome.