Many made negative comments and say that the phenomenal news about the God-given-golden-voice person Ted Williams should not be praised. One comment said that with that talent, he could have easily landed a job and not be homeless. Another said it could set a precedent for talented homeless people and just wait for the same stroke of luck.
Let me tell you this "naturally-fortunate-talented" commentors:
Yes Ted Williams has the talent with that God given golden voice. And, yes, he knows himself better than anyone of you! He was into alcohol and drugs. He had several run-ins with the law. He is aware that his looks are not like that of Denzel Washington. He has had hang-ups and maybe still has them. He might have some inhibitions that you don't. He does not have any identification or any proof of who he is. With panhandling, he would not be able to work on those to prove who he is! Quite sure - optimists will say - he should have done something about it. (Not until you are in his exact situation will you ever know how it really is)
With all of the above and maybe even many more, even I would not have the courage to try and find the fortune others might have done the ordinary way. Did any of you even think that the multiple offers being given to him now would be the same if he tried it on his own? Not a chance, right? Would any media executive have given him the attention the curious reporter from The Columbus Dispatch had given him without any credentials? Not a chance again!
Maybe, you naysayers think you've got talent and did not, or does not, get the opportunity and attention that the golden voiced Ted Williams is enjoying now. You are just too proud to say, "well at least I did something about myself and situation", when in truth and in fact is you ENVY the fellow!
Ted Williams the homeless, simply found what America has always been proud to offer, the land of opportunity and opportunity just had its own way of getting to him.