What do you do if you get stood up by a celebrity – especially one you thought you had a connection with? Do you just let it go? Or do you write the revenge track that could be your key to viral fame?
For Berklee College of Music student Noa Vlessing, it’s the latter. She claims she connected with Charlie Puth through the dating app Bumble – that they spoke on the phone & that he invited her over to his place for what he called “low key chill”. She even says she talked to him on her way over. But once she got there, no Charlie. His manager (his manager hangs around acting as his butler?) supposedly said he’d be right down, but Charlie never showed up. And he went silent, stopped answering his phone.
So, she wrote this amazing response, called “Oh Charlie”. On Youtube, she explained:
What an uneasy feeling it is when someone makes you feel so unimportant- especially if this person has some level of fame… and thinks it’s OK to treat those “without a name” as if their time is worth less. A simple “I can’t make it anymore”, a “don’t bother waiting” text, or an “I’m so sorry” would do.
But because you were unable to offer me even the most normal of courtesies, here’s a song I wrote for you- about this #dickmove
Pretty impressive, right? As of this blog post she’s got just shy of 13,000 views, but I have a feeling that could start to grow. Give her some love – you can even download the track here.
As for Charlie… well, he’s not speaking up to defend himself yet. But you can check out what’s happening with his latest track on this week’s Slacker Top 40! (Hint: it’s called “We Don’t Talk Anymore. Maybe that’s a clue.)