In a conversation that no one expected legendary artist Jon Bon Jovi to have, the “Living On A Prayer” singer made his feelings apparent on popular reality TV. “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” and any of the “Real Housewives” shows are not on his watchlist.
Jon spoke with The Sunday Project where he revealed: “I think it’s horrific that we live in that world and I can tell you I’ve never given 60 seconds of my life, ever, to one of those Housewives of Blah Blah and Kardashians. I don’t know their names. I’ve never watched 60 seconds of the show, it’s not for me.”
He also spoke on the controversial Ray J and Kim Kardashian sex tape that is credited with making her famous.
“What’s gonna be in your autobiography? ‘I made a porno and guess what I got famous.’ F***, sorry, I’ll pass.”
The singer gave advice for anyone aspiring to be famous in this day and age.
“Go and write a book, paint a painting, act, study, sing, play write. Fame is a by-product of writing a good song,” the “It’s My Life” artist explained.
It may seem a bit hypocritical since Bon Jovi signed on to produce a reality show titled “If I Wasn’t A Rock Star” that never made it to air.
Jon may have been reading up on the study that found reality TV could make you a worse person.
The research team from London School of Economics reported that exposure to “materialistic media” and shows that “glamorize fame, luxury, and wealth accumulation” may bring about anti-welfare and materialistic sentiments.
The Telegraph UK reported: “Results showed that even a small amount of exposure to materialistic media had a negative impact on both anti-welfare attitudes and support for anti-welfare policies.”
What do you think about Jon Bon Jovi’s comments? Does he have a point?