Singer Bruno Mars poses in the press roo*Bruno Mars didn’t like critics coming for him before his Super Bowl halftime performance.

One in particular he found to be “disgusting” and it came from the New York Times.

Mars stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to address his critics and specifically the NY Times.
The article said Mars wasn’t a star because he didn’t have a fragrance or clothing line and he responded with the comment being, “the most disgusting thing [he] had ever heard.”

“Not because it was taking a shot at me. But I was thinking about aspiring musicians who want to do this,” he said.

And with this valid judgement, Mars reaction was on point as to how pop stars must function these days to be considered such a star, and how the music is unfortunately only a fraction of the stardom.

“Any young aspiring young musicians out there: If music is what you want to do, if music is what you love and your passion, it doesn’t take a fragrance,” he said.  “It’s not about the tabloids, it’s about you putting in the work, practicing everyday, practicing your vocals, practicing your instrument, practicing song writing.”

For him, it IS about the music!

“And hopefully one day you’ll write the song that the whole world wants to get down to. I promise you one day you’re gonna have your moment to shine and you’re going to have a lot of people saying that you can’t do it, and you’re not good enough.

He continued with some inspiration for up-and-coming, aspiring musicians.

“But I promise you if you go out there and sing and you put your heart and soul into it and you follow your dream one day you’re gonna be sitting next to Ellen DeGeneres talking about how you broke records and rocked the Super Bowl.”

And that he did, his Super Bowl halftime performance was the most watched ever with 115.3 million viewers.

Does that NY Times article and its writer have a foot in the mouth now?