Odd Future’s Flan Emoji Doesn’t Like The Taylor Swift Video Either

By Chris DeVille / August 20, 2014

Yesterday we heard about Earl Sweatshirt’s distaste for Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” video. Earl wasn’t the only one displeased with Swift’s treatment of black stereotypes; among those mocking “Shake It Off” was Fool’s Gold founder and Duck Sauce member A-Trak. Check the screengrab:

A-Trak is one of the world’s most famous DJs. He used to DJ for Kanye West. As a solo act or as half of Duck Sauce, he gets primo billing at major music festivals. But as Spin points out, The Daily Mail hilariously misidentified him as a member of Odd Future named Flan Emoji in their report on the controversy, both in the body text and in a photo caption:

Someone at the Mail clearly thought the name on A-Trak’s Twitter profile was his stage name, which is a fair mistake, albeit one that could have been avoided by fact-checking. But who knows how they decided he must be a member of Odd Future, other than the fact that Flan Emoji is totally the kind of name some Odd Future member would adopt. In any case, A-Trak seems to be in good spirits about it:

[Photo by Natalie Cass/Getty Images.]