*Kiely Williams, a former “Cheetah Girl,” is responding to the haters – aka – critics of her new single “Spectacular.”
*If you haven’t heard the song or have seen the video (watch below), it’s basically about a tramp, er, young lady who goes out to the club, gets drunk and wakes up in bed the next morning with some dude.
However, in the song and video Ms. Williams go to great lengths to let us know that she, er, her character has no regrets ’cause the sex was … “Spectacular!”
Ahh, but the rub is that the critics are on her case for celebrating getting drunk, passing out, getting picked up and having unprotected sex with a stranger who she fervently exclaims could “get it again ’cause the sex was ‘Spectacular'”
Well Miss ex-cheetah Girl isn’t taking the criticism lying down, so to speak. She’s firing back. In a release from her publicist, Courtney Barnes, she says what she’s doing is public service work:
I am an actor and performer. I have been so since my first role in a television pilot at five years old. I played a character when I was a “Cheetah Girl.” I am playing a character in the music video for the song “Spectacular,” as I did in the “Cheetah Girl” movies. The fact is, that sometimes women get intoxicated and have unprotected sex. My video puts this issue front and center. It is absurd to infer or suggest that I am condoning this behavior. Are Lady Gaga and Beyonce advocating murder with the “Telephone” video? Of, course not. Was Rihanna encouraging suicide with “Russian Roulette?” No. Was Madonna suggesting that young unmarried girls get pregnant with “Papa Don’t Preach?” I don’t think so. Is Academy Award winner Monique a proponent of incest because of her portrayal of Mary in the movie “Precious.” Clearly, the answer is no. I wrote “Spectacular” and made the video to bring attention to a serious women’s health and safety issue. Don’t shoot the messenger.
Watch Kiely Williams’ ‘Spectacular’: