Ricky Marin and the Bird
Musical has been Ricky Martin uses his middle finger to express his view of president Bush. From MyWay news:
Ricky Martin, who was a headliner at the 2001 inauguration ball for President George W. Bush, has a message for the American commander in chief about war.
At a recent concert, the 35-year-old singer stuck up his middle finger when he sang the president's name in his song "Asignatura Pendiente," which includes the words, "a photo with Bush." The gesture last Friday prompted cheers from thousands of fans in the San Juan stadium.
One would think that someone who expresses themselves in music, whether through songwriting, or just delivering the lyrics, would be capable of expressing themselves in something other than obscenities.
Martin says he has a problem with anyone who pushes for war. I can accept that. I have a serious problem with people like Osama bin Laden, Kim Jong Il, Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein (when he was still hanging around), Ahmadinejad, Mugtada al-Sadr, just to name a few. Yet I don’t see Martin using his outstretched middle finger to castigate these warmongering tyrants. He only uses obscene gestures when referring to the leader of the free world, or, more accurately, for George W. Bush.
When celebrities use the stage to denigrate America, I find it difficult to want to buy any of their products. I’d boycott his albums; the only problem is, I’ve never bought one, so what would be the point.