Mariah Carey has made a somewhat shaky comeback into the limelight this year with a New Year’s performance being stopped halfway through its allotted timeslot. The media, of course, followed hot on her trails to slam her performance publicly.
When asked what is the hardest thing about being Mariah Carey, she admittedly said it’s how the media causes such turbulence in her life and the backlashes that she has had to withstand over her Grammy award-winning career.
When questioned on the impact of the media on her she said :
I guess I feel like this is something I have wanted to do for my whole life. If that comes with it, you take the good with the bad and you just have to be well balanced and handle anything that comes along. It's up to me to decide what to focus on. Yeah, we all take knocks from people in the media. I'm not the only one who does, so I'm not going to belabor that point. I'm just going to keep being myself and keep pushing.
Clearly strong in her determination to lead a prosperous career, Mariah Carey’s negative media attachment is seen as an unfortunate payment or downside to her outstanding profession. In addition to the issue of media scrutiny, Mariah goes on to comment on the sexual harassment which she herself has encountered throughout her career but doesn’t elaborate. When addressing the recent sexual scandals in Hollywood and if she draws any relation to these crimes she said “Yeah. But I'm not going to make it all about me.” Not wanting to take away from the “brave” people who have come forward to put a stop to the apparent, rampant abuse still prevalent in the Hollywood movie industry.
Recovering from her shaky New-year’s performance, Carey wishes this Christmas that we all receive “Peace and harmony. Can we have that?” Definitely an ambitious Christmas present Mariah, but we can all agree with her when she says all we can do is “hope for the best.”