Rock icon Jon Bon Jovi is tired of our cultural obsession with people who don’t have much to offer in the way of talent — a result, he argued, of a society placing little to no value on actual skill.
“I think it’s horrific 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’ or ‘Kardashians This,’” Bon Jovi said.
The rocker made the comments during an interview over the weekend on Australia’s “The Sunday Project” with host Lisa Wilkinson.
Bon Jovi told Wilkinson, “What’s going to be in your autobiography? ‘I made a porno and guess what? I got famous.’ F*** sorry, I’ll pass.”
The entertainer, who was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, said people seeking attention should “go and write a book, paint a painting, act, study, sing, play.”
TV personality Kim Kardashian, who became a household name as a result of a sex tape released in 2007, quipped in 2016, when she landed on the cover of Forbes magazine, that she’s made quite the name for herself for someone “with no talent.”
Commentators on ET Canada analyzed Bon Jovi’s comments earlier this week, with one co-host explaining she disagreed with the singer-songwriter’s comments about Kardashian, but understands where he’s coming from because he is part of a generation that believes “you have to have a skill to be rich and famous.”
“You had to play an instrument, you had to be on stage, you had to do something for people to know your name and to make that kind of money, and now we are in a time when you don’t have to be that person. You can just have a YouTube channel, a podcast, anything, and just become this person that’s very famous, an Instagram model,” she said. “And I can feel his resentment towards that, because most people from that generation feel the same way.”