Do you recognize that woman in the above picture? Yes, that’s pop singer Kesha Sebert. She burst onto the pop music scene in 2009 with her infectious yet supremely cringeworthy hit ‘Tik Tok’. As an opinionated eighteen-year-old, I hated her “music” with a passion. All the woman did was use autotune and talk about frivolous stuff like brushing her teeth with alcohol and having glitter on her eyes. I took frequent digs at her and wrote her off as a “no-talent hack.” Soon, I forgot about her and life went on as usual.
Fast forward to 2017 and Kesha came out with a track called Praying.
The song topped the charts and the second I heard it, I was finally able to see that the lady was talented after all. The deep, dark anthem instantly turned me from a hater to a fan.
As I Googled her and came to know of her past and present, I realized that I had judged her too quickly. She was far more deep than I could ever imagine. One trashy song had made me come up with a slew of unpleasant opinions about her, none of which could really even be substantiated. The whole hater to fan conversion taught me two very important life lessons:
a) to never judge someone without having a very good reason
b) people are multidimensional, they cannot be judged on the basis of one or two things like their profession and their religion.
Anyway, I am sure there are some super fans in here who will argue that a hater can never become a true fan.
Well, I disagree. I may not agree with everything Kesha says and does, and there are some things I don’t understand about her, but I am now a fan of her for good. After all, just like love can turn into hate, hate can turn into love too, right?