Why is Cee Lo Green a celebrity?

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Why is Cee Lo Green a celebrity? That’s the question the Glenn, Pat, and Stu asked this morning after looking at the iTunes bestselling Holiday album charts. Currently, the music from Glenn’s Christmas special is in fourth place behind Michael Buble, The cast of Glee, and Cee Lo Green. The first two they were all able to understand – but Cee Lo Green? How is he even a celebrity? He has to be the oddest looking celebrity on television.

“I have identified Cee Lo Green as the world’s least likely celebrity,” Stu said. “He’s 474 pounds.  And his arms are about three millimeters long.  He looks like a Tyrannosaurus Rex.  His little tiny arms and big, big body and ‑‑ but he’s extraordinarily short.”

During a break, Glenn pointed out that the equivalent woman in looks would most likely not be a celebrity.

“This society would not allow it.  I don’t know why we allow it with Cee Lo, he seems like a nice guy, he seems like a talented singer but he’s just a weird looking dude,” Stu said.

Stu and Glenn continued to wonder about Cee Lo’s celebrity status:

GLENN:  Weird looking and bad.  I mean, look at how everybody makes fun of what’s his name, the governor, Chris Christie?  Everybody makes fun of Chris Christie.  Do people make fun of Cee Lo Green and fat? 

STU:  I don’t know. 

GLENN:  Probably not. 

STU:  But he’s also like really disproportional.  He’s got this thing on his arms. 

 GLENN:  You are so right on the Tyrannosaurus Rex.  Look at that. 

STU:  They’re too short. 

GLENN:  His arms are too short for his body.  So he’s like, roarrrrr! 

 STU:  And this is not the network to say certain people shouldn’t be on TV because we’d all be off TV immediately. 

 GLENN:  Oh, yeah.  With an exception ‑‑

 STU:  Completely agree. 

 GLENN:  With the exception of about four people, this network would be off the air.

 STU:  Totally true.  But Cee Lo Green not only a big music star but has one of the biggest television shows on network television.  I mean… what?  He does.  He looks ‑‑ he looks like a cartoon character. 

 GLENN:  He does. 

 STU:  Like a little dinosaur. 

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Why is cee-lo-green a celebrity?

    Why does anyone become a celebrity? 
    Why do people who sing magically never become celebrities?
    Why do people keep sending fruit-cake bricks for Christmas?
    Why do people do anything they do?

    In the case of Cee-lo-green there are people who listen to him and thus continue to make him a success; the day he no longer appeals to them, he is gone from the market. It is about the sale of himself to the crowds, and to keep selling himself as a valuable commodity (his music) that people will purchase.

    It is that simple.

  • http://youtu.be/ff8jDkOHp3U Sam Fisher

    Cee Lo Green sounds like some weird Chinese dish. 

  • Anonymous

    people do make fun of Cee Lo green for being fat.
    he had one huge hit song that launched his career.  lives on a pretty impressive voice.
    honestly the music industry should probably have more unattractive people who have good voices and make popular music.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    What has it got to do with this trio of dolts? He’s a talented singer, great voice and fantastic showman. That he doesn’t, in the eyes of Glenn Pat and Stupid, look the way they think a celebrity should, says way more about them. Their pre-pubescent mockery of a person purely on their looks, ignoring their obvious talent, is pitiful, even for them.  But very telling.

  • Anonymous

    Are you kidding me , WTF,  GLENN YOU ARE BETTER THEN THIS.  Are you really going to criticize him for the way he looks?  He’s not a model and has not built his reputation on his looks, so what the hell are you talking about. He is a singer, song writer and a producer.  You should really look at his credits.  I’m not die hard Cee lo fan, but he has put out some good music and it very eclectic.  Some of his arrangements are very creative and that takes talent. How many musician do you know that can do rap to pop to alternative?  What Rap singer has the vision to take on a violent Fems song and the talent to pull it off?   And And the numbers don’t lie. He’s worth 20 million + according to celebritynetworth.com.  Someone is buying his music.  

    If you wanted to say that you don’t like his music, fine,   If you want to say that his theatrics with wigs, outfits or animals are over the top, fine,everyone has an opinion.  But when you criticize him for his weight or say that he is ugly… sorry, that’s just low brow, Low class and beneath you. (At least I hope its beneath you)  Perhaps I gave you to much credit MR. Beck. 

  • Draxx

    Why do people make it so big when all they say is the “F” Word…

    It kind of reminds me how Eddie Murphy would cuss left and right, and people thought he was really funny while saying the “F” Word every fourth or fifth word.
    But, Bill Cosby could talk and make you laugh for hours and never once have to cuss or use the “F” Word…  (Now that is TALENT)!

    Why should looks matter though, take Weird Al Yankovich for example.  And yes a Female Singer can look like him and make it, take Cindy Lauper for example (good voice but funny looking).

  • Anonymous

    That Glenn Beck and co. could wonder on another’s celebrity is beyond me – a drunk whiner with delusions of grandeur…now that is the pot calling the kettle, eh? Quick – what’s the difference between a Beck supporter and the Nazis? The Nazis have been stopped. 

  • Sharon Robins

    I am saddened by your comments about Celo Green, they are beneath you! If you don’t like his music or even his lrics, that is one thing, but to berate him for not measuring up to your idea  of physical beauty is another. He does not deserve that from you or anyone, anymore than you would want someone to make fun of your son. We are not all born up to societies present standard for beauty, but we are all God’s children. Get to know him better for how he deals with his fellow man and you may get a different perspective.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    missy elliot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GlennBeckfanatic Marie Gallagher

    Thank You Glenn for saying what I have been thinking all along! LOL

  • http://www.speakthewordnow.com Karen Rose

    Stop talking about people and what they look like…Jesus created us all

  • Anonymous

    A few years ago I guess Cee Lo had his first wide released song. “Crazy”. When the song was first released it had a line that sounded like “I think you’re crazy eyes of blue”. At the time leftists were having evil mean fun obsessively bashing Bush (I’m not a huge fan of Bush but they were obsessed and mean); And bashing all White People. But about a week after that song offended enough people it magically changed to “I think you’re crazy, possibly”.
    Like his more recent song that started as f#$% you, which offended most people and was flopping so was changed to forget you.
    Which sounds like a bad version of Carol Channing. Oh so much talented displayed.
    If you want to call it “a fun song” then OK. Not “so talented”.
    No. Many “the music industry” or “showbusiness” Don’t make it big because of “talent” or sales.
    Since Most Americans got disgusted, bored, tired of music and showbusiness people and their and their managements greed and sales flopped years ago; Now most management companies don’t care what customers or Most People like or want. They market, sensationalize and push what they want to promote.
    Funny what people used to criticize about The Monkeys, even The Beatles, Foreigner, whoever; Being “Marketed” and “Contrived” is old hat now. So common it’s automatic. Like Carrie Underwood who hit it big as a seemingly talented, seemingly sweet smart good girl. But her management and record company decided they needed to trash and mean her up. And pushed her psycho violent cheat song that no one really like. But they and radio stationed pushed and pushed it. Just a cute fun song about a violent psycopath. That’s all.
    So what if many women, men, children are victims of violent psycopaths ever day, week, year; Who’s lives are ruined. Isn’t the song funny? Cute?
    All is fair in the name of making a showbusiness buck, right?
    Not like they could have just enjoyed her huge success and just went with that. Of course they had to sensationalize her career image. We can’t have just a talent popular, big sales, good singer. Of course not.
    Like the late 70s when Donny and Marie were 2 of the top singers and very multi talented performers out there and Donny’s management decided he could be even more huge if they got him busted for drugs.
    Can you say moron stupid idiots! God bless do some people even have a brain?! We know some have no ethics.
    Luckily Donny refused!
    Cee Lo may be very talented. But so far most all he and his management have displayed is racist foulmouthed obnoxious offensive. It was a Christmas special and he was wearing things Roux Paul wouldn’t even wear. He looked more like Las Vegas Satan than Santa. Sheesh Get Real!
    Show business Is Fake.
    Really Talented Good People are often bypassed for outrageous ones management think they can bully, “mold”, promote.
    Which is stupid because it would be easier and cheaper to promote truly talented good people.
    If you know a really talented, doesn’t need obscenities, amazing good performer; Support Them!

  • Anonymous

    Funny what people used to criticize about The Monkeys, even The Beatles, Foreigner, whoever; Being “Marketed” and “Contrived” is old hat now. So common it’s automatic. Like Carrie Underwood who hit it big as a seemingly talented, seemingly sweet smart good girl. But her management and record company decided they needed to trash and mean her up. And pushed her psycho violent cheat song that no one really like. But they and radio stationed pushed and pushed it. Just a cute fun song about a violent psycopath. That’s all.
    So what if many women, men, children are victims of violent psycopaths ever day, week, year; Who’s lives are ruined. Isn’t the song funny? Cute?
    All is fair in the name of making a showbusiness buck, right?
    Not like they could have just enjoyed her huge success and just went with that. Of course they had to sensationalize her career image. We can’t have just a talent popular, big sales, good singer. Of course not.
    Like the late 70s when Donny and Marie were 2 of the top singers and very multi talented performers out there and Donny’s management decided he could be even more huge if they got him busted for drugs.
    Can you say moron stupid idiots! God bless do some people even have a brain?! We know some have no ethics.
    Luckily Donny refused!
    Cee Lo may be very talented. But so far most all he and his management have displayed is racist foulmouthed obnoxious offensive. It was a Christmas special and he was wearing things Roux Paul wouldn’t even wear. He looked more like Las Vegas Satan than Santa. Sheesh Get Real!
    Show business Is Fake.
    Really Talented Good People are often bypassed for outrageous ones management think they can bully, “mold”, promote.
    Which is stupid because it would be easier and cheaper to promote truly talented good people.
    If you know a really talented, doesn’t need obscenities, amazing good performer; Support Them!

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.musclow Stephen Musclow

    Glenn Beck does more charitable work than most of Hollywood. Yet people criticize him without watching a single show.
    I’m a Nazi for supporting Glenn Beck?? That is the dumbest statement I have ever heard. Glenn and most of his listeners love the Jewish people and Israel. Contrary to popular belief, Obama being black has nothing to do with why we reject his socialist policies.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholas.trull Nicholas Trull

    I don’t care about his appearance. What I am concerned about, is that idiots like him and Psy, would be allowed  at the Whitehouse.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=578260794 Nicholas Lal

    CeeLo is actually a really great person, very caring, takes his work seriously, especially with the young talent he works with on the show.  I don’t agree with him on politics but how many celebs can we say that about?  Too many.  We need to stop disowning people just because we don’t agree with them politically.  As far as his looks, he isn’t a horrible looking person, he has a very warm smile.  I find it weird that Glenn would talk about this right after saying what Barbara Walters said to Chris Christie about his weight was not nice.  Kinda hypocritical?  Anyways Glenn is a better person than this… but these type of things set him back a few steps.

  • Anonymous

    I watch ‘The Voice’ and like the show (except for all the bleeps necessary to protect the ears of those of us who can’t tolerate hearing F*** over and over + a bunch of other foul words). I watch it to see the CONTEST and NOT the mentors. What I know about CeeLo is mainly that he likes to dress flamboyantly. I remember his song that had F*** repeatedly in it, can’t think of the title (like I’d listen to it!). <b?He's certainly NOT the type of entertainer I'M interested in nor do I think he's a good example for our youth. but having said that I really think putting a story on the web about his WEIGHT and LOOKS is really pretty low… just sayin.

  • Anonymous

    I watch ‘The Voice’ and like the show (except for all the bleeps
    necessary to protect the ears of those of us who can’t tolerate hearing
    F*** over and over + a bunch of other foul words). I watch it to see the
    CONTEST and NOT the mentors. What I know about CeeLo is mainly that he
    likes to dress flamboyantly, likes cat and exotic birds. I remember his song that had F***
    repeatedly in it, can’t think of the title (like I’d listen to it!). I certainly don’t think he’s a good example for our youth either… like we NEED more foul mouthed entertainers for our kids to emulate…NOT. But having said that I
    really think putting a story on the web about his WEIGHT and LOOKS is
    really pretty low… just sayin.

    PS…. Hate that I posted a garbled comment prior to this. I forgot that THIS website doesn’t allow us to use bold, italics, etc. OOPS! Though I signed in with Disqus so that baffles me… but oh well.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    LOL this is sick. Come on guys..This is just just plain wrong and really trifling…Lincoln looked like a circus tall man, lost a gazillion elections..then won the Presidency.. Janis Joplin face looked like a relief map of moon..but her sing and Talent..wow Washington had wooden dentures, so FW..This guys singing is awsome …Stop acting like clowns..
    Why do they keep keep bringing people like this to white house?..err how about they won and its a perc you dont have to run an opinion poll on..Lol Get over and deal with real issues again…Bad enough two sides repubs and demos acting like one party now here too?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1392993687 Mary Bradshaw

    Wow. I’m shocked you would stoop this low. Making fun of someone’s appearance? Sounds like bullying. I’m not a fan of mr Green, but I’m not a fan of being mean either.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K5YGOLYTJORX23FMBCHEK6SLFI Jose

    I am a little bit over weight and short.  I was born with small arms and was made fun of since I was a little kid.  Kids are cruel and I thought that GB was a righteous adult and would not be so immature and self loving along with his staff.  The next time I got to take a piss, you can help me unzip my pants.  I can’t reach as good as you can you *ss*ole.  This kind of humor is for Howard Stern.  You should move your show and take a seat in his studio along side all those freaks.  Happy holidays to you too.

  • Anonymous

     What was factually incorrect?  He made the argument that if he was a woman, he/she would not be a celebrity because of the “looks” issue.  He made the connection that there is a double standard.  Read again, he actually gives credit where credit is due.

  • Anonymous

     And now you are piling on with how his NAME sounds???  When will the madness stop?  Oh the humanity!!!!  :)

  • Anonymous

     Donny Osmond has Horse teeth…..just saying…..:-)
      “o”

  • Anonymous

     ”Why do people make it so big when all they say is the “F” Word..

    Because it is uncouth, uncool and uncivilized. 

  • Anonymous

      Donny Osmond has Horse teeth…..just saying…..:-)

  • Anonymous

       ”Why do people make it so big when all they say is the “F” Word..

    Because it is uncouth, uncool and uncivilized. 

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