You know how sometimes someone will do or say something so idiotic that you get embarrassed for them and after that are just kinda over them? Well, Benji Madden of the band Good Charlotte deserves that crown today. I just read the most ridiculous story on MTV.com about how he went off on Kelly Clarkson on Good Charlotte's website last month. Kelly was quoted in Entertainment Weekly saying she was disappointed that she has yet to be involved in one of those "pop rivalries" ala Britney/Christina. Kelly said, "I'm going to start a fight. Me and Hilary Duff. Isn't she always in the news for being in fights with some other chick? (That chick being Lindsay Lohan) "I want to be the new one. Two Texas girls go at it. And maybe throw in Beyonce (Knowles). That's three Texas girls." Cute, harmless, funny and obvious joke, right? Well, this is where it gets stupid. Apparently, Madden didn't see it that way, or maybe he is just a little too bent out of shape that Kelly is the one dominating the music charts of late. Hilary Duff (who just turned 18) is also his 26 year old twin brother Joel Madden's (also of Good Charlotte) little girlfriend. Benji went on to post the following on his website blog:
"My mom told me if I didn't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all, so I won't say 'Amercian Idol' sux, but it does make me laugh when someone like Kelly Clarkson disses someone like Hilary Duff, 'cause let's not forget Kelly (BTW-Kanye West thinks u have a nice a--, I saw him look at it one time ... me, I prefer the more fit look), you were a 'contestant' on a TV show. Hilary made herself."
And this guy calls himself punk rock???? First off, Kelly is known as probably one of the sweetest, most down to earth girls in pop music today and her quote was so obviously said in jest. Secondly, no question that Hilary Duff is a sweetheart and I even like that song she did that's the theme song to Laguna Beach. But we all know that Hilary did not "make" herself in music. She got her record deal because of her celebrity and the hit Disney TV show she was on. Truth be told, she can't sing for shit. Yes, Kelly may have been discovered on American Idol, but the girl can (as Paula Abdul would say,) "blow." And the comments he made about Kelly's booty "I prefer the more fit look", well, as a woman, I would trade bodies with Kelly any day over Duff's new lollipop look.
Benji Madden's idiotic posts were quickly removed off his website, probably due to overwhelming embarrassment and loss of punk rock cred. When MTV News talked to him the other night at Hilary's 18th birthday party he said, "Here's the thing, I heard that she said some petty things about someone I care deeply about, so I just made some petty remarks 'cause I'm a petty guy. Straight up, I'm from Waldorf, Maryland, you guys. Let's not forget that. You take shots, I take shots. I love you, Kelly- it's all good." Um, yah, whatever. Don't try to save face now! Seems like this wasn't the first time one of the Madden brother's did something idiotic to "defend" Hilary's honor. MTV News reported once that Joel (the one actually dating Hilary) made Lindsay Lohan's 8 year old little brother Cody cry when he refused to give him an autograph until his sister apologized for her feud with Duff. Now it makes even more sense why this 26 year old man dates a 17 (oops, just turned 18!) year old.