Published Apr 10, 2017Former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi may have been found not guilty on his charges — four of sexual assault and one of overcoming resistance by choking, plus another sexual assault charge that was dropped — but the court of public opinion is a different beast entirely. Now, Ghomeshi is trying to inch his way back into the spotlight with a new multi-faceted project.
The former Moxy Früvous member reactivated his Twitter account complete with an eye-rolling bio (his title now, apparently, is "Creative Human") and a new, perhaps ill-advised profile photo. After all, who wants to imagine Jian Ghomeshi hanging out in a creepy, dark hallway?
Ghomeshi also sheepishly tweeted a link to his new work. Called "the Ideation Project," the outlet promises original music, words, a podcast and other projects from Ghomeshi, Creative Human.
Here's the official explanation from the Ideation Project website:
In a 140-character environment, nuance is often a casualty. The Ideation Project is a creative adventure with the aim of taking a bigger picture view on newsworthy issues and culture, with the goal of asking questions and starting conversations.
The Ideation Project is a new media creative project that features all original words, music, recording and production. The content covers a variety of topics from politics to philosophy to pop culture and the human condition.
For now, the site only offers one audio recording from the Ideation Project. Called "Exiles," the piece is a spoken word piece from Ghomeshi explaining that we're all disconnected exiles in this modern society. He says stuff like "If we belong everywhere, we're also just a step away from belonging nowhere." Then he refers to modern humanity as a race of "Nowherians." Yikes.
Apparently, if you can hear the music behind the blabber, that was also made by Ghomeshi, Creative Human.
Naturally, Ghomeshi's return has inspired a wide array of people to tweet their disgust. Along with a great deal of hate mail, his tweet even inspired the resurrection of the classic "Pig Poop Balls" meme. In other words, at least some good has already come from this podcast.