Question: I have been getting the sense that ventriloquism is not a properly regarded art form. I have read some comments by people on blogs, etc., are downright rude about ventriloquism/ ventriloquist. Why is that? While everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion, I would challenge those who speak or write disparagingly about ventriloquism to just try it - it's not that easy. Anne
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From Mr. D: You don't have to go far to find critics of most any visual art form. Music, written words, on stage performance, screen, theater, painting - you name it. Every performance; every performer will receive "love/hate" reviews. Of course, it doesn't end with the arts. The same is true of religion, sports, politics, medicine... some people are sincere with their criticism, some are jealous, some are spurred by ego, etc.
Don't waste time and worry over the nay-sayers. Give of your time and talent to those who enjoy your talent and effort and receive them with a smile. You'll be blessed.