The Terrorists Won When 'Glitter' Bombed

June 2, 2009


Every American likely remembers where they were as the tragic events of September 11, 2001 unfolded. Unfortunately for Mariah Carey, not many 9/11 memories begin, "I was just walking out of a matinee showing of Glitter when..." and the diva is not pleased.

For whatever reason, the would-be actress recently spoke out about the failure of her indulgent, semi-autobiographical film, doling out blame to the two parties most responsible: the director and terrorism. From ShowbizSpy (via Cele|Bitchy, thanks to Nick):

“That movie was released on September 11th, 2001 – could there be a worse day for that movie to come out? I don’t think so,” she said. “I don’t even know that many people even saw the movie so I don’t think it’s the worst thing ever done.

“Glitter was a learning experience and I wouldn’t do it again if you paid me. But I didn’t have representation or anyone to tell me: ‘What you need is a great director’.”

Pointless, untimely, and mildly offensive, all at once. Probably not the best quote, M.C.

On the plus side, good job giving the film a positive spin by pointing out it's not literally the worst thing ever done. Great save! But I would have stopped before adding, "Also, if 1941's The Wolf Man hadn't come out the same week as Pearl Harbor, that shit would have been Star Wars."

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