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March 17, 2008

Ashley Alexandra Dupre Getting A Record Deal

Now that her song "What We Want" is getting millions of plays online and on the radio (and getting remixed by bloggers of low moral fibre), there's lot's of debate over whether Ashley Alexandra Dupre can get a record deal and have a future in the music/entertainment business.

So much of the discussion is in the form of moralistic outrage towards Ashley Alexandra Dupre and anyone who might seek to capitalize on her scandal by giving out a record deal.. and coming from the music industry all this judgmental hand-wringing strikes me as absurd. All the judgement and scorn heaped upon Ashley Alexandra Dupre speak more to our strange relationship with wealth/fame, sex/sexuality, and gender than it does her issues or morality. To paraphrase Tracy Morgan, my subtle and complicated theory on why Ashley Dupre getting so much hate goes as follows: "WE ARE A SEXIST COUNTRY. THE END."

I don't think getting a record deal will heal all wounds for her, but if Ashley Dupre wants to play the game these industry people laid out for everybody and make the most out of her 15 minutes, more power to her.

Posted by jsmooth995 at March 17, 2008 3:09 PM

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