Jon Bon Jovi Slams Kim Kardashian And How She Got Famous
Rock and roll legend Jon Bon Jovi has taken aim at modern day cult celebrities during an interview with Lisa Wilkinson on The Sunday Project.
Ahead of his band's December tour down under, frontman Bon Jovi sat down with Wilkinson, and had a few things to say about today's household names.
"I think it’s horrific we live in that world and I can tell you I’ve never given sixty seconds of my life, ever, to one of those 'Housewives of blah blah' or Kardashians," he told Wilkinson.
"I don’t even know their names. I’ve never watched sixty seconds of their show."
Bon Jovi went even further, when he criticised the notorious way Kim Kardashian made a name for herself.
"What’s going to be in your autobiography? 'I made a porno and guess what? I got famous', he said.
"F*ck sorry, I'll pass."
Giving advice to the younger generation, Bon Jovi said the best way to become famous was to do something meaningful.
"Go and write a book, paint a painting, act, study, sing, play, write," he said.
"To have a kid tell me: ‘I want to be famous’, I say‘why?’ fame is a by-product of writing a good song."
After more than three decades in the spotlight, Bon Jovi reflected on being part of the legendary band that has written timeless anthems.
"A lot of our songs have touched peoples’ lives and on momentous occasions, graduations, birthdays, weddings," he said.
"We’ve been fortunate enough to have quite a few of them. And the history that goes with them travels now through generations."
Despite playing in front of millions of people during his career, Bon Jovi said it is still a "humbling" experience.
"It’s humbling. But honest to goodness, if I were performing for 20 or 75,000, the same amount of effort goes into it," he said.
By his side during most of his career has been his wife Dorothea Hurley. Bon Jovi said the secret ingredient to their marriage was "mutual admiration".
"I’m fortunate enough to have a great wife that I got right the first time," he said.
"It’s more about a partnership and a friendship and a mutual admiration society than it is about: ‘what are you doing tonight in a hotel bar’?"
And his one job in his marriage?
"I make the tea."
The Sunday Project is on every Sunday night at 6.30pm on Channel Ten.