Originally Posted by coconut5
I really don't get why Jedward get so much abuse and hate.
I've often asked this and have yet to get a good enough answer tbh.
I get why people might not like them. I get why some people get agitated by them.
But that utter hatred they get drives me crazy. There's plenty of talentless people out there who have carved careers out in the media industry and don't get hatred. I get why people might say "Jesus, I don't like them", but I don't understand the hatred they get at all.
I have a feeling if you asked them, they would be the first to admit they weren't the best singers. But they work hard and they compensate. They are exactly what Eurovision needs nowadays; some people seem to be deluded enough to think a "good" act will ever want to represent Ireland again, and a "good" song is enough without an OTT performance. Jedward are perfect for Eurovision, which is not about the song but the performance.
Ultimately I think it boils down to begrudgery; if I could make a lot of money and become quite famous for something I wasn't very good at but enjoyed immensely, I'd be all over it. And at the end of the day, they are one of our most successful Eurovision entries in something like 15 years. So people who give out about how we should be ashamed to be sending them and say we need to send "proper" acts need to take a step back and realize that Europe are voting for them and obviously really like them. It stinks of "I don't like them so no one else does, and if they do, they are idiots" elitism...