I think a good many people can learn from this:
“The day before the biggest football game of the year, the New England Patriots released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood from their active roster. Most of us would be so heartbroken after making it that far that we would have very little, if anything nice, to say about the team that just let us go. However, Underwood surprised the world when he began tweeting about his former team saying, “This is nothing but motivation.” He later added, “Good luck to the New England Organization, the coaches and all my teammates….#PatsNation.” Underwood did not stop there. He continued to cheer on his former teammates during the entire game by live-tweeting to his more than 14,000 followers, including an extra 5,000 he got just after the Patriots cut him. He congratulated the defense on its big stops on third down and even mentioned some of the Giants’ big plays. When people began noting his positive support for his former team, fans rallied behind the wide receiver, tweeting about the class he was showing and calling him a good sport. Some people even suggested that the Patriots’ loss was because of bad karma. When people asked why Underwood took the high road and was not making disparaging remarks about the team that gave him his walking papers, he responded, “I’m rooting for the Patriots because I have class…envy gets you nothing/nowhere. Grow up people.” Now Underwood has definitely left a mark on Super Bowl XLVI without even playing in the game — a mark that will not soon be forgotten, because he kept a positive attitude.”
I see it a lot in the industry I’m in - where girls complain about not being nominated, not being invited, not winning something, not getting a part, not getting that Red Bull on set, not having the sun shine during their scene…there’s a reason why we’re referred to as immature on a regular basis.
I wasn’t nominated for a lot of things, including quite a few categories for the upcoming BBWFanFest. Do I care? Not really. Does it mean I won’t show my support? Hell no! A step forward is a STEP FORWARD. Supporting it, even if you’re not being catered to hand and foot and being showered with awards, is what CLASS is all about. Because it supports the bigger picture. Because if our community shines, we ALL shine. Stop being a community of individuals trying to one-up each other. Try being a community that pushes each other up to do bigger and better things!
Drama is not press. Drama is ugly and it will SHOW on your skin over time. We’re in ADULT entertainment…act like we’re adults, shall we? Otherwise we’re relegated to being just a bunch of skanky low-class ho’s and not high-quality adult entertainment. Which would YOU rather be?