Let me be clear: I'll try to always be fair. I LOVE Mutya Buena's voice and the emotion she seems to effortlessly vocalize. She sings like an old soul. When she does well, I will always leap to praise her. I'm effusive that way. When she lets me down, it's because I hold her to a higher standard. Should her appearance on Big Brother correct an incorrect perception of her, then it will be a wise move.
Along those lines, British Peoples: Do I need amend my Mutya-on-Big-Brother-post and strike the harsh assessment? It drew some strong responses that made me wonder what I don't know about Mutya and how much I'd fallen for some vaporous pop-culture conversation about what kind of woman she is. Please report on how she's doing on the show - wot's she like, anyway? I cannot watch the show, but first word comes from Phil of Worrapolava:
She's not the hard-faced chav everyone paints her to be. I'm sure that her and Keisha together could be vicious when they were younger, but she's a mother and she's seen a lot and achieved a lot. She's very sweet and caring. I like her. She holds herself well in the house and is far more mature than 45 year old father-of-four Coolio. What a knob.Watch a Big Brother profile on Mutya (yes, it is Moo-tee-uh).
Watch Mutya be lowkey and nice to some chick I don't know. (embedding disabled sorry)
Phil and I exchanged comments on how she looks on the show. This is one of my things about her. If she celebrated her unusual look with a bit more panache and upkeep, she would be the embodiment of the (society-deemed) ugly girl who made herself beautiful by highlighting her quote unquote flaws. Maybe that is actually the wrong thing to say, since the definition of beauty is coming from me, not her. Or maybe if I could really watch her on Big Brother and like her, I would not see this hard, tough creature. I really loved her for singing Ugly. Remember that? I just thought that song was so brilliant and loving, even if I am not a tender teenage girl. Or maybe I am? Hmmm?