Elvis at a press conference before his second show at the Auditorium in Ottawa, Canada, April 3, 1957.
Question: A group of people don’t sort of approve of the thing you do. They seem to think that it contributes to juvenile delinquency and all sorts of things. Do you have any thoughts about the unpopular side of your audience?
Elvis: Yes, sir, I have. I’ve tried to figure it out. I don’t see how they could think that it would contribute to juvenile delinquency, someone’s only singing and dancing. I don’t see that. Because if there’s anything I’ve tried to do, I’ve tried to live a straight clean life and not set any kind of a bad example. I will say that there are people that are gonna like you and people that don’t like you regardless of what business you’re in or what you do. You cannot please everyone.
Press conference at the Brooklyn Army Terminal in New York, September 22, 1958.