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Written by Chalupa   
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 19:51

I've gotten various feedback from my last post concerning Ice T and Aimee Mann. Everything from instant messages, verbal exchanges, emails, Facebook posts and tweets. So far no one I actually know has been on team Ice T for this. Everyone seems to be siding with Team Aimee Mann. I have gotten some negative feedback from strangers though. Take these tweets for example...

My tweet that kicked things off...
@aimeemann We're definitely on your side here | http://lebowskipodcast.com/201004131315/blog/aimee-mann-vs-ice-t.html

Someone named @moment_um that took offense to it
@lebowskipodcast WHAT IN THE WORLD ARE YOU DOING!AimeeMann was in the wrong and so are you!! Ice T is an awesome actor who was wrongfully

attacked by Aimee Mann;which is not appreciated by Ice T fans at all & now U're escalating it to bodily harm/ U R in wrong

Furthermore-taking advantage of controversial publicity,& jumpig in the fray also does not reflect well on you!!

My response
That's just like, your opinion, man

His retort
Furthermore-- there has been plenty of singers/rappers who have been fabulous actors-Ice T is one of my most favorites!!!!

My second response
And that's cool! That, that's cool.

This was entertaining to say the least.  I started poking around and this person basically said the same thing to Miss Mann.  Isn't it great to be shamed by a stranger for commenting about a public situation?  Wait a minute, he is commenting on my commenting of this "controversial publicity."  Isn't he doing the same thing?

I don't really have anything against Ice T, but let's face it...he's not exactly squeaky clean.  He's an artist in the hip hop industry who is most well known for his song "Cop Killer,"  yet makes his bucks playing a cop, police officer, or what-have-you on the popular TV show Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.  Sounds a bit conflicted to me.  Besides being known for a foul mouth and various altercations with the law, he's not exactly lauded for his viewpoints on women.

So does he deserve to be told he sucks at acting?  Not really.  There are many so-so actors out there.  Should he have publicly responded in the way he did to Aimee Mann?  Definitely not.  I think he stooped lower than Mann did in his attempt to exact revenge.  The least he could have done was to apologize in the same way his antagonist did.  Ice T's actions were neither grown-up nor professional...but that's just like, my opinion, man.

Comments (2)
  • Ramblin' agin  - Ice should chill
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    Agreed - I'm with Aimee here too.
    The Iceman is a musician, not an actor.
    Aimee is a better musician, and even though she's
    acted, she doesn't have any pretensions about it.

  • Chalupa
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    Yeah, dude I think if everyone chilled out a bit most of the World's problems would disappear.

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