I wish that there was more talk and hype about Pink’s speech, Jared Leto’s speech, Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid’s performance and Logic’s speech after it, etc. than about Taylor Swift. Like why can’t the important things be the trending things? Jeez
To be honest, not just the fact that MTV cut to the commercials during Chester Bennington's memorial made me mad. What made me absolutely livid is the fact that Jared Leto had to ask the audience to stand up TWICE in memorial to this man! It's like they truly just don't care. Disgusting.
“ In 1976, in Phoenix, Arizona a child was born. He was precocious, full of life, and determined, and grew up to become the singer of one of the biggest rock bands in the history of music. His name was Chester Bennington, and band is Linkin Park. MTV asked me to come here to say a few words about Chester, and the late great, Chris Cornell. Two artists I had the absolute pleasure of touring with. They were close friends with one another. Chester even singing the cover of the classic Hallelujah at Chris’ funeral. Chester said of Chris Your voice was joy and pain and anger and forgiveness, love and heartache, all wrapped up into one. Just weeks later, Chester himself was gone. Chester was my friend as he was to so many. Witnessing his life taught me important things, especially about working relentlessly, pursuing dreams, and being kind and caring while doing it. When I think about him I see his face, which was always smiling, I think about his heart which he wore on his sleeve, I think how kindly he treated me, my brother, Tomo, our band. I think about his wife and his six. Six incredible children. I think about his family, I think about his band, who were really his brothers. And I remember his voice. At once ferocious and delicate. That voice will live forever.
If there is anyone out there who is watching this tonight who feels like there is no hope, hear me now. You are not alone. There is always a way forward. Reach out, share your thoughts. Do not give up and I promise you this, the absolute biggest breakthroughs in life lay just beyond the darkest days. “
“I gave wrap gifts to everyone, and on set we were all laughing and people were thrilled to give them, they would give anything the Joker would give, that was the idea. And, I didn’t even really put them together basically. It was my team and my assistant, and we were all having fun with it. […] And, for us it was almost like an art project, we were all putting stuff together in the trailer and to see it manipulated and taken out of context and to be made this really horrid thing and have people speak about it like it was offensive when it was anything but [offensive]. It was in good fun and light-hearted and everything that it should’ve been. But, that’s the world we live in.”