I got into a fight with my mom over the weekend about Eminem.
Yes, Eminem. She found his new CD in my sister's car (note: my sister is also an attorney), and she was very upset. She told me "I can't believe my daughter who has a law degree spends money on this trash!"
I was quiet for a second, then I had to tell her the truth. Although I don't have the new CD, I have all of his other CDs (in full) in my iTunes.
She Was Horrified. "He is trash, he beats his wife, he took a gun into a bar...." and on.
I agree he's not terribly upstanding. But I know that he donates a lot of money to the school district where his daughter goes to school (because I have friends who teach there), and let's be real -- he's a white guy who broke into the rap world with much success, so I give him some credit there. And I like some of his songs quite a bit.
My mom didn't buy any of my arguments. God, she was so shocked. She was so horrified.
The conversation ended because I just cut it off and said "let's not discuss this, okay?" And she agreed. But wow, I had no idea my mom was so against Eminem. Learn something new everyday, I guess.