You Want to be Famous. You Don’t Want to be Famous.
(Joe Jonas’ article in Flaunt Magazine)
I have come across two different kinds of people trying to make it — there are those that crave fame for itself and then there are those who love what they do because they can’t help it.
The entertainment business is filled with people with different goals, motives, intentions, and dreams. Some are driven by the desire to be famous and simply seek the best way to get there. Because fame allows them the opportunity to make money and be recognized. To drive the newest Ferrari and pull it up to the latest Hollywood sushi hotspot just in time to have their picture taken. To have a yacht in Greece, loaded with 30 models living off of expensive champagne  I’ve seen these people. The mercenaries. It might appear that they have it all, but in the end, do they?
I meet young girls at our concerts who say to me that they want to be the next Lady Gaga. I ask them why, and many respond  “Because I want to be famous.” You don’t want to be famous just to be famous. It can be a scary life.
And then there are those who love what they do because they can’t help it. They are passionate because they can’t envision doing anything else. They are hungry for work — hungry because they have passion for what they do.
The reason I keep doing this is because I can’t help myself. I enjoy music deeply. I grew up listening to my dad tell us: “Live like you’re at the bottom, even if you’re at the top.” Treat people with the respect that they deserve. Know that it is very easy for everything you’ve been blessed with to disappear in a flash.
Listen, I’m sure a lot of people reading this think it’s easy for me to say these things. I’m part of a band that made it. But trust me, there were roadblocks and setbacks along the way. Many people don’t remember this, but our band was dropped from our first label after our album didn’t meet their expectations. And my recent solo effort didn’t exactly set the charts on fire. But none of that changes the way I feel about music, or its centrality to my life and my career.
If there is anything to take away from this, it’s the importance of staying true to one’s self. Do things because you believe in them and because they make you happy, not for some ulterior motive.

You Want to be Famous. You Don’t Want to be Famous.

(Joe Jonas’ article in Flaunt Magazine)

I have come across two different kinds of people trying to make it — there are those that crave fame for itself and then there are those who love what they do because they can’t help it.

The entertainment business is filled with people with different goals, motives, intentions, and dreams. Some are driven by the desire to be famous and simply seek the best way to get there. Because fame allows them the opportunity to make money and be recognized. To drive the newest Ferrari and pull it up to the latest Hollywood sushi hotspot just in time to have their picture taken. To have a yacht in Greece, loaded with 30 models living off of expensive champagne  I’ve seen these people. The mercenaries. It might appear that they have it all, but in the end, do they?

I meet young girls at our concerts who say to me that they want to be the next Lady Gaga. I ask them why, and many respond  “Because I want to be famous.” You don’t want to be famous just to be famous. It can be a scary life.

And then there are those who love what they do because they can’t help it. They are passionate because they can’t envision doing anything else. They are hungry for work — hungry because they have passion for what they do.

The reason I keep doing this is because I can’t help myself. I enjoy music deeply. I grew up listening to my dad tell us: “Live like you’re at the bottom, even if you’re at the top.” Treat people with the respect that they deserve. Know that it is very easy for everything you’ve been blessed with to disappear in a flash.

Listen, I’m sure a lot of people reading this think it’s easy for me to say these things. I’m part of a band that made it. But trust me, there were roadblocks and setbacks along the way. Many people don’t remember this, but our band was dropped from our first label after our album didn’t meet their expectations. And my recent solo effort didn’t exactly set the charts on fire. But none of that changes the way I feel about music, or its centrality to my life and my career.

If there is anything to take away from this, it’s the importance of staying true to one’s self. Do things because you believe in them and because they make you happy, not for some ulterior motive.

(Source: dasweetie)

Sounds about right.

Jonas Team: you know we're doing pretty well..

Jonas Team: we've got some great appearances lined up

Jonas Team: ....we're getting people hyped for the single and video

Jonas Team: everything's being released on the same day so no waiting

Jonas Team: I think we've finally got it right

Jonas Team: ....what

Jonas Team:

Jonas Team: you...you forgot to put the video on private?

Jonas Team:

Jonas Team:

Jonas Team: son of a bitch

This truth right here is why I hate the Jonas fandom.

Nick: *does solo project*

Fans: OH MY GOD SO AMAZING I LOVE IT YOU'RE AMAZING NICK

Joe: *does solo project*

Fans: YOU'RE BREAKING UP THE BAND YOU STUPID WHORE WE HATE YOU WE WANT NEW JONAS BROTHERS MUSIC

Nick: *does broadway shows*

Fans: OMG I TOTALLY HAVE TO SEE THIS! He's gonna be amazing!!!

Joe: *does The Next*

Fans: *nobody supports/cares about him* YOU'RE STILL BREAKING UP THE BAND GO WORK ON NEW MUSIC

Kevin: *does MTJ*

Fans: OMG AMAZINGGGGGG!!! I LOVE DANI AND KEVIN

Joe: *takes vacations after new music is done*

Fans: GO RECORD YOU ASSHOLE YOU DO NOTHING FOR THIS BAND

Joe: *breathes*

Fans: You're breaking up the band.

Just when I think the Jonas fandom cannot get any more ridiculous…

Please tell me that fans are not really lined up outside of Joe and Nick’s apartment. Please tell me that my brain and overactive imagination just invented that scenario in my head.

On what planet is it okay to park your ass on someone’s doorstep and just chill until they come out of the building? 


I can’t even wrap my mind around how you convince yourself that it’s okay to go to their home. I know Jonas fans have never been that great with boundaries, but this is a new level of…wow. And just because the rationale hasn’t reached the entire threshold of downright ridiculous, you have the audacity say Nick and Joe have changed because they weren’t happy to see you out of their house. As if they should be happy you were there waiting or happy to stop and take pictures with you.



I understand that some fans really, really want to meet them, but at some point there should be an internal question of “Is this something a stalker would do?”

Joe and Nick need to grab Blanda, pack up all their stuff and hop off a plane at LAX with a dream and Nick’s old man cardigans.

Also, idiots. Joe is not depressed, high or consorting with Satan because he was not happy to see a group of strangers parked outside his door. He was most likely pissed as anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together would be. 


This is what happens when you don’t beat your kids.


dasweetie:

That 5% of the fandom that you just want to kill because they ruin everything for the whole fandom.

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Correction: That 95%

That 99 and 1/2%.

(Source: mullingarpunk)

joesmuchbetter:

This isn’t even a small dent in all of the things Joe Jonas has done to help others. It would take forever to compile everything he did into one post. He has always devoted himself to helping other people his whole life…and you’re going to hate on him just because it upsets you so much that you aren’t in control of his personal life? 

He is the sweetest, most loving, caring, kind-hearted, talented and beautiful person and doesn’t deserve to be harassed and hate on everyday just because you don’t like his girlfriend or whatever. I have been a fan for 7 years and I’ve never once heard him have a negative thing to say about anyone…even when I’m sure he wanted to, he keeps its classy. I’ve watched him do so much for other people and it really irritates me that people would “hate” him because of his relationships. Grow up. 

I don’t know how anyone can hate on him as a person. I get if you don’t think he’s cute or don’t like the music, whatever that’s not important, that’s just personal preference. But to sit and say he is a horrible person, needs rehab (which is the stupidest one I’ve heard yet), and attack him and his girlfriend constantly when he decides to date is just stupid and unnecessary. And makes you look really dumb, tbh. He’s not stupid, he can take care of himself..he’s a big boy and it’s not your job to assume what’s best for him. He knows and it’s his life to grow and learn as he goes, not yours. 

He is beautiful inside and out and the fact that a lot of this negativity comes from “fans” is sick. 

Joe is always the one to be silly with the fans and always tweet and post pictures to keep us updated, the one who gets excited to share stuff with us and this how you all repay him? By thinking every thing he does is wrong? Some of you people don’t deserve him and he definitely deserves better fans than the lunatics he’s got. 

He is forever my favorite person on earth. HATERS GONNA HATE. 

So much truth. The issues outlined in that post are the main reasons I cannot stand this fandom. Worst fans on the planet.