The Sour Grapes of Wrath | Lev Raphael

February 24, 2015 1:40 PM

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The Sour Grapes of Wrath | Lev Raphael

See what happens on line if you criticize any popular performer in any way. Watch the comments section if it's a blog, or see what people tweet or how they reply on Facebook. Almost immediately, somebody will accuse you of "sour grapes" or of being jealous.

Why is that? Why has it become impossible to express an opinion about a performer without being personally (and illogically) attacked? Why do fans take that opinion so personally themselves and feel they have to slam the writer? Why so much intolerance about something so insignificant?

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