Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

By Scott Lapatine / May 23, 2014

Sorry for the delay on this, guys. It’s like 3AM here. Really epic night, though. Lana did three songs and the escargot is like, the G.O.A.T. escargot. My table is me, Bret Easton Ellis, Andre Leon Tally, Jodorowsky, Ellen, Lil Terio, Rick Rubin, the CEO of Adidas, NeNe Leakes, and Rob Kardashian. I’m a little stressed for tomorrow because I lost my Margiela mask in the Hall Of Mirrors. Sad emoji. Your best and worst comments of the week are below.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10 mickrandom26 | May 19th Score:25

“A fake witches nose, wig, and beard = random costume. Not my idea of a stereotype of anybody…. But shit, it was ninety-nine cents!”

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#9 LeMonjello | May 22nd Score:28

Okay, maybe I shouldn’t have been so dismissive. My reaction was more to defuse the kind of manufactured outrage these “where’s the beef” articles usually bring up. Usually about much more trivial subjects. That being said, I still don’t see it as a big deal that they used a famous actor to portray a transexual. Sincerely, why not? the message is the same isn’t it? I mean, yes they could have, and that would have been interesting in and of itself, but instead they got a famous actor who would probably bring in more viewers, therefore more people seeing this ‘story’. which is a good message. I guess it’s the complaint of ‘You’re not being pro LGBT enough!” that gets me.

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#8 johnnyfuckhead | May 20th Score:29

This situation isn’t as Black and White as it’s made out to be.

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#7 LeMonjello | May 19th Score:30

‘eyes taped back, fake teeth, kimono = random costume’

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#6 cbishop | May 22nd Score:30

I get her point, but playing something you are not is kind of what acting is all about, isn’t it?

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#5

Devin Tydides Bambrick | May 20th Score:33

“And people go sniffing around looking for this shit. And ultimately it’s no one’s business.”

On Stereogum’s regular feature Where’s The Beef.

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#4 scruffy | May 19th Score:34

Everyone is all up in arms about the anti-Semitic overtones here (which are inexcusable), but it seems like we’re all ignoring the other heinous thing happening.

Cultural appropriation of witches.

Witches are another sub-sect of society that have been historically downtrodden and persecuted. They’ve been burned at the stake, drowned, ran out of towns with pitchforks, and reduced to their own handful of cultural stereotypes.

J.K. Rowling made witches “cool” over a decade ago, and now Macklemore has decided to add another bit of appropriated paraphernalia to his already bursting arsenal of cultural appropriation.

A witch nose. For Christ’s sake, is there any group he won’t steal from? Shame, dude, shame.

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#3 americanrobb | May 18th Score:36

St. Vincent was awesome. It appears that some people are not familiar with her unique sound and performance art. NOT a horrible performance in the least. I guess some people don’t dare allow themselves to think out of the box musically.

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#2 michael_ | May 19th Score:36

“I’m inclined to take the guy at his word here, if only because it’s impossible to imagine anyone — especially a mainstream entertainer — could be so blatantly insensitive on purpose.”

#takebackthenight

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#1 drgonzo | May 19th Score:44

See this is what happens when you shop for clothes at a thrift shop. You buy things without realizing their meaning. For instance, just last week I found this really awesome ghost costume. The top was all pointy for some reason, but it was really accurate otherwise! But when I wore it to the costume party at work everyone kept giving me these really disgusted looks…

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5 blochead | May 22nd Score:-15

I know I say it every single week…..but DAMN. Stereogum having a weekly article on pop goings on breaks my heart. Trivial crap. I’m begging you….stop this madness.

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#4 stephale000 | May 18th Score:-23

The only positive thing about St Vincent’s performance is that it wasn’t as bad as Lana del Rey’s performance

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#3

Maxwell Spencer | May 18th Score:-26

check out the snobby St. Vincent fans who will stick by every bad decision she ever makes. She cancelled shows people already bought tickets to to play this atrocity of a television show. You can make fun of the dumbasses for not getting the “Digital Witness” but they were right about one thing. It was terrible. If she went on here a few years ago and played “Cruel” or “The Strangers” no one would have said anything because she was less weird and those songs dont suck. Dont act like you like her new album more than you actually do. Its the most hollow thing shes put out yet and you will eat it up because you thing saying you listen to something like “St. Vincent” means you listen to better music than the mainstreamers but really youre just giving in to that Pitchfork rating. Theres no way anyone could have listened to that album and felt something real. She pisses me off. Shes on something now, she looks fucking awful.

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#2 BarnLife | May 18th Score:-29

I think you meant ‘Twitter was right on.’

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#1 justabrobro | May 22nd Score:-35

Isn’t playing something you are not what transgender is all about?

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

Tiffany Anderson | May 22nd Score:0

That, and I think he was just riffing a bit and enjoying their performance. It shows what kind of person he is,not totally covering up their beautiful music with his singing. I don’t think he forgot the lyrics at all. This article is dumb.

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