Faith Hill makes fun of nurses! - page 4

I don't usually sit around watching junk on tv but last night I was trapped at work with nothing to do. So I found this show called "Country Music Divas." Since I am curious as to what, besides... Read More

  1. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from Tweety
    That's really not a fair statement. That's like saying you know one thing.....being a CNA. I respect that people get irritated when they choose to have opinions and step out of entertaiining though. People like Jodi Foster, Alanis Morrisette and Bono to name a few know a lot more about just entertaining. Not that they hold much credility with how I live my life.
    I am gonna give her the benefit of the doubt and think she MEANT they don't know NURSING, but entertaining. I , too am rather tired of entertainers and media mis-portraying and lampooning nurses, but I am also not gonna get too upset about this comment....there are bigger issues attacking us (including some among our own ranks).

    Now shoot me, but I like Faith Hills' music. I am not really upset by this-----I do not think she meant it in the context so many are taking it here. I guess I have grown weary of worrying about every comment made. We need to be better advocates for ourselves....and some unity would be nice before we whine about every comment they make about us, even when it's off-the-cuff. But that is just me.

    If anyone feels this upset, write a letter.
  2. by   Q.
    Quote from bellcollector
    Funny isn't it how we get our feathers all ruffled at nurses being stereo typed yet we have absolutely no problem stereo typing other professions. This is not directed at the OP as she did not stereo type anyone only enquired if she was alone in being offended. However a few have taken it as an oportunity to hop on the stereo typing band wagon. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black. Just find it an interesting observation.
    VERY interesting observation.
  3. by   august_snow
    Quote from sjrn85
    Eh, I hate country anyway. Don't care for her hubby, either, although his Dad (Tug McGraw) was an awesome pitcher for the Phillies back in the day.
    Now that was a very interesting story about those two. Have you ever seen it? I was shocked!
  4. by   BamaBound2bRN
    Quote from Cute_CNA
    Entertainers don't hold much credibility with me. They know one thing... entertaining.
    Did you know that Kris Kristofferson (another country entertainer) was a Rhode Scholar and had a teaching appointment to West Point before turning to music?

    Or the blonde chic from friends actually had or was very close to completing a PhD?

    There was a country singer, can't remember his name, that had a hit several years ago, who was a Cardiovascular Surgeon.

    Just because you are an "Entertainer" doesn't mean we can't learn from you.........lest we forget Will Rogers.
  5. by   gauge14iv
    There are some Entertainers who are smart and educated - and there are others with no education or smarts at all, just opinions.

    I could care less about the political leanings of Tom Cruise for instance - or anything else he has to say. Someone like Brooke Shields - who actually went to college - I'd be more likely to listen to listen to what she has to say...

    Celebs live in a bubble, even if they got there the hard scrabble way - it's too easy to forget what the real world is if you don't actually live IN it, so I don't give a lot of credence to many of them.

    As for Faiths comment - I didn't find it offensive at all - I happened to read a story about her premature infant daughter and she was very appreciative and had a lot of admiration for the nurses who took care of her. I doubt Faith has much negative to say about nurses...
  6. by   BabyRN2Be
    Quote from suzi_h
    I didn't see the show and I'm not trying to ruffle feathers BUT....
    maybe she was laughing b/c she knows she'd be a terrible nurse and that she's not cut out for the job. Maybe she was laughing at herself. Why do people always get so offended at even the smallest comment? I really doubt she was meaning it in a hateful way.



    Suzi
    I totally agree with this. I really don't think that she meant it to come off as it had. So many people do not make it in the music business. What's the saying, there's a light for every broken heart on Broadway. Her mom was looking out for her, and maybe wanted to be sure that she got a job. As Suzi said, not that she'd be good at it.
  7. by   sjrn85
    Quote from august_snow
    Now that was a very interesting story about those two. Have you ever seen it? I was shocked!
    I vaguely remember it. I just thought "Tugger" was a great pitcher, and he did a lot of charitable works in the Philly area. He was beloved by many around here.

    Sorry, OT...
  8. by   Cute_CNA
    I assume that I offended some folks who value what entertainers say.

    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I am gonna give her the benefit of the doubt and think she MEANT they don't know NURSING, but entertaining.
    Yes, thank you.

    Quote from gauge14iv
    There are some Entertainers who are smart and educated - and there are others with no education or smarts at all, just opinions.
    YES!!! I was referring to the former! I shouldn't have made a blanket statement about entertainers, but from what I've seen, a lot of them have these political agendas and opinions which they think are right, and since they are famous, they assume that what they say is credible. I personally am not fond of "activists" for certain causes.

    Quote from gauge14iv
    I could care less about the political leanings of Tom Cruise for instance - or anything else he has to say. Someone like Brooke Shields - who actually went to college - I'd be more likely to listen to listen to what she has to say...

    Celebs live in a bubble, even if they got there the hard scrabble way - it's too easy to forget what the real world is if you don't actually live IN it, so I don't give a lot of credence to many of them.
    Exactly.

    I stand by my statements, and believe them to apply to at least a portion of entertainers.
  9. by   TennNurse
    OK, it's late, and for some reason this just seemed like a good reason to drag out my soapbox.

    Marie, Steph, LPNtoRN, and rn in 3 years, I could not agree with you more!!!

    I love country, and few things chap my hide worse than these 2 calling themselves country! Merely recording in Nashville does not a country CD make. From what I've read about both Faith Hill and Shania Twain, they're both nice women who've come through poverty to stardom, and I think Shania Twain is involved somehow with helping Native American children, which is great, but I can barely stand 90% of her music. Most of it does sound the same, and is accentuated by much head-bobbing (a la Legally Blonde) and mostly-bare pelvic thrusting. I once read that Shania Twain considered Celine Dion to be her biggest rival. Coffin closed, nails in. I guarantee you that neither Reba McIntire or Dolly Parton care in the slightest what Celine Dion is singing.

    Call me old-fashioned, but in order for music to be called country, it must retain some sounds typical of the genre.

    Sorry to get off topic, stowing soapbox back into closet....
  10. by   warrior woman
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    Not nice comment. I don't care for her talent either.
    I totally agree Jess. Can't stand the lady, and her "talent" or lack thereof. Ever since she remade Janis Joplin's "Piece of my Heart". What a sacriledge to a GREAT ROCK N ROLL tune. :angryfire Oh well. Takes all kinds huh? Have a great Turkey day!! Rock on, WW.
  11. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Ok, i saw the show (by accident, there was REALLY nothing else on TV) she said this on. My interpreteation of it was that she was really asking "i don't know whether i should go for singing, or another career."
  12. by   Nurse Ratched
    I'm so glad I'm not famous - I stick my foot in my mouth enough with almost no one watching - can't imagine having my words interpreted or misinterpreted to/by millions lol.
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Very good point, Ratched.

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