Sooo, if you're a black-culture blogger you look at this ridiculous clip of KC and JoJo and you think about some old Jodeci albums and/or songs and you come up with a funny joke or pun that makes light of JoJo passing out on stage in the middle of a song.
But I can't help but be saddened by it a bit. It feels to me like a black show is the only one where a guy with a history of epileptic seizures can pass out and then be ignored by the person singing with him, his brother, and the stage manager who CHECKS THE MICROPHONE BEFORE THE PERSON.
I mean if this is true, they all walk away smiles at the end, but JoJo is gonna see the tape and have some deep-seeded sadness that will never go away because people don't care about people, they care about other ish...
UPDATE: Apparently this is some sort of stunt. Huh? Why? it was supposed to be a fake epileptic seizure in the middle of the show, because that's exciting for people to watch?
I mean, I guess it is. I wouldn't be writing about KC & JoJo if I didn't think it was genuine when I saw it. But really? Is that where we are these days? Why not just pull your joint out and masturbate on stage? Same shocking effect, but less cowardly. Own your willingness to sacrifice any shred of integrity to please a crowd and get some media buzz.
Sigh ... well the original premise remains: only for negro events do FAKE-SEIZURES-AS-ENTERTAINMENT make it through the Filter of Reasonable Thinking. At least now we can poke fun, because if you're gonna fake a seizure at least do some fake-convulsing and writhing on stage. Don't be the fading R&B dude who cried, SEIZURE!