At this point, it’s possible that some of our readers are too young to remember the events of 9/11 and the confusion, devastation, and panic that ensued following the deadliest terrorist attack in American history.
Of course, readers of all ages are unlikely to remember the former pop star Willa Ford, because she had one generic hit 16 freakin’ years ago.
And what do a national tragedy and the brief career of a wannabe Britney have to do with one another?
Well, nothing really, but in Ford’s eyes 9/11 is the reason her career was reduced to rubble.
Following the success of her debut single, “I Wanna Be Bad”, Ford seemed poised for big-time stardom.
Unfortunately, her second single was released on one of the most infamous dates in our nation’s history.
Americans weren’t really feeling bubble gum pop ditties during that dark week in 2001, and Ford says her career suffered irreparable damage as a result.
“A lot of people don’t realize this, but my second single was released on September 11, 2001,” the 36-year-old explained in a new interview with Billboard.
“Everything that happened that day froze; the world stood still, as it should have. My second single didn’t do well because anything that launched that day kind of got canned. I know that sounds silly, but on radio they slate things, but it really fell to the wayside.”
To be fair, it’s not like Ford is comparing her career woes to the real tragedies of 9/11, but she should be savvy enough to know comments like these are generally not well-received.
Asked if she would ever consider attempting a comeback in the world of music, Ford replied, “It’s harder than it seems.”
“I have a family now, so it’s something that I need to have the support of my husband, and I have a child now,” she added.
“It’s one of those things I’ve been thinking about, and when it’s time, I’ll reach out to the right producers.”
Hopefully, before she bothers laying down any new tracks, Willa will undergo some media training and figure out a way to extract her foot from her mouth.
And hey, it’s not like singing is Willa’s only talent.
These days, she’s making a living as an interior decorator.
And she can act! Willa played Anna Nicole Smith in a Lifetime movie, and … ya know, on second thought, maybe she should focus on her music.