Tuesday, November 2, 2010

REAL TALK

I want to say something.
I have wanted to say this for a long time, but in all honesty, I haven't been brave enough.


Words hurt. No matter where they come from. Please next time you say something hurtful about someone, consider how you would feel if the same things were said about you.
I understand that negative criticism is a part of my job, but honestly sometimes I can not comprehend how cruel and immature people can be.
I would like to stand up for every person who has ever been bullied, or made fun of and remind YOU to never allow what anyone says to ever make YOU feel bad about yourself.
To every single person who reads this blog--please believe in who you are and always do whatever you want to do, no matter who tries to put you down.
You can honestly be anything you want to be, and don't EVER let anyone tell you otherwise.
Life is too fucking short to let the assholes ruin it, and that is a lesson I am currently learning.

I love you guys,
Bethany

42 comments:

  1. ((((hugs))))

    thanks. that's a very good reminder. to be kinder.

    tune that shit out.
    can't wait to see you in phx next week.

    xoxoxoxooxoxoxo

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  2. Thumbs up - way to keep it real. xx

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  3. reading this couldn't have come at a better time for me. thank you for the reminder :)

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOMAN!!!

    I met you on my 24th at fyfest and you really are so beautiful and sweet.

    Have a kick ass birthday and keep being a BOSS. Happiness is the best revenge.

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  6. "reading this couldn't have come at a better time for me." <--- same here!

    thanks so much for saying this!

    you are amazing and i cannot wait to see you in december! keep it up gurl, i love you! xoxo

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  7. Thank you so much for this. I needed to hear it.

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  8. thanks you so much for the heart-felt comment. I needed a pick me a today, I'm kinda going thru some of the kinda stuff.
    I hope that you are doing good, you looked really good on Halloween dressed as a kitty with a bow tie (thanks for singing my record, and giving me set list and your bow-tie). you are the epitome crazy-sexy-cool right now :)

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  10. "Oh I hate Katy Perry so much, you do not represent California girls, bitch."

    "Fuck Katy Perry."

    -Bethany

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  11. Very good message, it kinda sucks cause someone already posted negative shit, but fuck em they obviously don't understand how to keep things positive, hope your birthday goes well and keep on doing what your doing, your music is awesome and can't wait to see BC at FFF fest!

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  12. who's doing it? ill kick their teeth in. rise above it lady!

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  13. Tru dat.

    Can't wait to see yall live in Houston. Have a safe trip

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  14. Don't let the assholes get you down, girl. Haters gonna hate.

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  15. The Overcoat:
    This isn't the place to be "stirring the pot." Come on, the original post was really heart felt and has a good message.

    Also, the words you quoted weren't entirely Bethany's, so get it straight if you're going to use the "her words not mine" argument...

    Anyway, good post with a good message. <3

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  16. do u consider carles a bully? (this is a honest question)

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  17. Weeerd. Very true and something to definitely keep in mind in these bullying days we live in with all the avenues it may approach.

    Heading to see you @ Bluebird in Denver tonight and am exciiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiited!

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  18. <3 this bethany.

    but also <3 crls

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  19. Great words lady!
    I'm with you :)

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  20. Keep it real, BC.

    We're looking forward to showing you and NW some good old fashioned Australian hospitality in 2011.

    Until then, Peace Out.

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  21. you said carles should "eat a dick," thats pretty mean

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  22. I love Beth and Bobb! Can't wait to interview you guys again at Fun Fest!

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  24. found this site when looking for a toddler sized shirt for my four year old daughter. she LOVES you guys! she's had song crushes before but not like this....her favorite is crazy for you, or i'm crazy, as she calls it but boyfriend is moving in on it...she knows all the words.....it's a little weird to hear some of those lyrics coming out of a child's mouth! :) we saw you at an instore in atlanta. you guys were amazing!

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  25. Sorry to hear criticism has got you down, I think you guys rock!

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  26. I love you and your music. You are such an inspiring artist and most of this negative criticism is out of jealousy anyway. It's sad somehow that some people got rid of their ability to happy for others. I wish you best of luck for the future...a walk on the beach makes everything better. Happiness and Hippiness from within, Lily x

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  27. Thanks for this post. I was bullied a lot when I was a child. Physical punches do eventually heal. Words that are negative take so much longer.

    - David

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  28. this is so fuckin true ... you make the simple words mean a lot in your songs and know with this

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  29. This has just made my week Bethany. I'm going to bookmark it, my motivational inspiration. I love you.

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  30. You're the best. BEST COAST!!!!! Keep your head up and know that you're doing the right thing. It's pretty obvious, look at where you are in your life right now. Right where you should be and heading in the direction of where you're suppose to be.

    Curt From the Davis, CA show.

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  31. Words of wisdom <3 love you and your music.

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  32. You are already successful. Stop crying and believe in the words you are preaching to your fans. And grow a thick skin. Its a numbers game.....so there are most likely just as many detractors as there are fans. Get used to it.

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  33. I don't want Hater X to get the last word. You rock, Bethany. Fuck the bullies. They're just suffering from low self-esteem and lash out at people they hate to make them feel better about themselves. Bethany: You are the best and you inspire me to do great things.

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  34. you're so inspirational. i look up to you

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