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Is Sting a bad person?


I recently watched a TED TALK by Sting on YouTube and thought he came across as a bit pretentious and condescending about his birthplace and upbringing. He also used stories about this place for his musical. Someone said it was predatory. I also didn't like how he sang, he sounded unnatural to me.

I also read that he changed his accent on purpose when he singed 'ethnic' songs. I have never cared to notice this before... but then I found out about stuff he does when he addresses controversial subjects in his lyrics... he makes entire concerts about those.

I don't know what to think. You can read in Wikipedia that he didn't attend his parent's funerals... Did he hate them? Judging from the songs used in the musical, it seems he was not in good terms with his dad when he left home.

I'm confused and sometimes disappointed about all this, what do you guys think? Is he a bad person or are all of these things pretty normal?

(I need some opinions, not just if you are a big fan but any insight on his life would be greatly appreciated).

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I'm sure he wrote or produced a play about the shipyards near where he grew up, I thought he was proud of his roots.

I doubt he still drinks Newcastle Brown Ale anymore though, doesn't go with the tofu.

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Do working class artists from the UK do this frequently? I mean, changing their habits drastically when they become successful? Do they usually become posh?

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Yep there's been a few that went before and since that way.

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and gay as well.

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Who comes to mind? xD

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bono.

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