Jewel sparks karaoke kontroversy


Jewel-kilcher-1 Jewel's "undercover karaoke"
— an elaborate Funny Or Die stunt distinguished mainly by the extraordinary measures taken to make the singer look unattractive — has caught some heat in the blogosphere.

Kevin Roderick's LA Observed has served up a piece by writer Joshua Malbin (identified by Roderick as former L.A. City Hall press aide Joshua Joy Kamensky) taking the vocalist to task for "suck[ing] the fun out of karaoke." That observation requires the reader to agree that karaoke singing is in fact fun, but it's an interesting point of view on a somewhat cynical prank. Watch the video, read the piece, and weigh in if you like.

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