There’s something repulsive about professional critics. Whether it’s a music critic or a food critic I hate them.
I know I’m not the only one who feels this way.
There’s something obscene about a creator busting their ass off to make something special, only to be judged and critiqued by a no good for nothing know it all.
The most hilarious thing is that critics often give a critique which misses the point completely.
The three buffoons above are food critics from UK’s Masterchef. The professional chefs in the competition have to cook for these three so that they can whinge, complain and berate the chefs on national TV.
What’s hilarious is that the same dishes also gets tasted by Marcus Wareing (a two Michelin starred chef) who – every episode – disagrees with what the critics say.
But how can this be? How can people who critique for a living disagree with a world-renowned chef?
Critics have to have an appreciation for all approaches. But in doing so they can’t really appreciate anything!
If a chef has a raw vegan restaurant for example, a professional critic will likely come along and talk about how much they hate the food, the clientele who frequent the establishment and the lack of a wine selection.
… for the people who want to go to a great vegan restaurant this place is probably exactly what they’ve been looking for.
So let’s make a promise to one another for 2019. Let’s promise to be brave enough to not to listen to the haters, let’s be brave enough to hold a viewpoint, to have an opinion and create something really special.