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Chris Crocker: YouTube Sensation, Controversial Figure
Before you read this article, think about something. Why would a conservative, Christian woman from the deep south write about a figure as controversial as Chris Crocker? To bash and condemn? To use the yardstick of correction to point out sinly flaws of such a person?
NOT! If that's what you thought, then you're like the very people who bash and harass him daily. Get a life.....or so Chris would say, though not so politely. Now, read about why I like this 'different kinda person' who speaks his mind.
Oh! And by the way, to those who may be offended by a cuss word; the 3rd to last video (Chris in Walmart) posted here has some 4 letter slammers, so if it bothers you, don't click on it. And if you do, recognize the satire & message in the video.
Leave Britney Alone!
Everyone remembers him from his oh-so-notorious video, "Leave Britney Alone", released in 2007. He was an overnight internet sensation, attracting the attention of CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Jay Leno, and Jimmy Kimmel, to name a few. Spilling his guts to the world, Chris Crocker has a bold flamboyance that speaks to the judgmental skeptic with an "in your face" style. His language is crude, and downright rude, but he gets the message across. A frequent contributor to YouTube, he continues to submit outrageous videos portraying different situations, changes in his life, and harsh, shaming words about the behavior of those who have hurt him in the past, including former lovers. Breaking into spontaneous rages, Chris Crocker projects an out of control desire to "tell it like it is". With an extroverted style, he speaks with a comical, over-dramatic conviction that will get the un-biased viewer rolling with laughter and understanding. He has a way of saying "this is who I am" in a way that shocks and often offends. Whatever way you take him, Chris Crocker has a message for the world and he's going to get it across whatever way he chooses.
"A Self-love How-to." (A good message here).
Chris Crocker's Message
In his self-love video, Chris is merely trying to encourage others who have been persecuted and to build up people who need help. He's stressing the importance of not allowing others to define who you are, but to believe in yourself because you know who you are, you know what's true. It doesn't make any difference what others say to you or about you, you yourself know the reality. He encourages others to go for their dreams. I think this carries an awesome message, one that speaks from the heart.
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Chris Crocker's Rage
Picked on and harassed in school, this young man found a way to express himself to the world in a way that he knew would make a difference. You see the real person here, no fake, no images. Open and free expression. That's what Chris Crocker wants. He shows a softer side in the video below..........
Chris talks about how Truth Heals & Denial Hurts
Chris Crocker in Walmart expressing his opinion on Southern culture...
Chris Crocker's Raw Humor and Sarcasm
Using a combination of exaggerated humor and sarcasm in his own way, Chris makes jabs at a culture he believes is biased and narrow minded. He'll talk about taboo; unheard of in some cultures. The digs he makes about his own southern upbringing are painstakingly real and true. He blatantly points out discrimination and prejudice when others are afraid to "speak it". Obviously reaching the plateau that he doesn't care what others think of him, Chris Crocker gives new meaning to the phrase "I could care less what you think". And he means it!
"People Change. Get over it".
Chris Crocker is Evolving & Growing
Recently, Chris went through some major changes and he makes no apology for it. He appears to be growing within himself, not changing who he is, but evolving into much more. He's becoming an expert at editing and producing his own videos. It shows.
In addition to producing self-made videos, Chris Crocker has his own music on Itunes. His songs, like his videos, portray events in his life as evidenced by the titles "Fell For The Enemy" and "Love You Better". His music is another example of how he's growing and evolving into something more.
Look a Little Deeper for the Message
Chris Crocker feels things with a lot more intensity and emotion than the average person. His messages touch on these tokens in life: acceptance, equality, love, forgiveness, fear, instability, hope, encouragement, disappointment, anger, jealousy, prejudice, discrimination, satire, humor, drama, and entertainment. Locating the deeper message under the harsh exterior is the important thing to grasp. Once you see beyond the roughness, you'll find something good in the intent.
So, why did this conservative, southern Christian woman write about Chris Crocker? Cause I admire his boldness! That's why! He's funny and he tells the whole truth. So, if Chris ever reads this I have just one thing to say to him:
"Chris, hon, this is one ole conservative, southern Christian who thinks you're a trip! I may be the ole chicken on the block these days, but I still know truth when I see it...!"