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

It’s my birthday, but it’s hard to celebrate given today’s news. Of course my thoughts and prayers are with all the supermodels and social media influencers whose Fyre Fest expectations did not live up to reality. But also, now what am I gonna do for my birthday weekend? Plus I have to unpack all my luggage and return my festival jacket to Nordstrom? Inconvenient.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  dansolo
Score:27 | Apr 24th

Kendrick’s music is gift enough, but the fact that he’s knocking borelords like Drake, Ed Sheeran, and the Chainsmokers off the charts is some kind of divine intervention

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#9  Scott Lapatine
Score:28 | Apr 21st

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week (Aside From Paramore)

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#8  dansolo
Score:31 | Apr 21st

The Week In Pop(pin’ ‘em Out)

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#7  vibribbon
Score:34 | Apr 26th

i knew Lena was divisive (to put it mildly) but holy shit at the comments on FB, you’d think she agreed to tour with Milo and Richard Spencer…

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#6  Grandpa Fred
Score:38 | Apr 23rd

Me to.

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#5  Scott Lapatine
Score:39 | Apr 21st

Chris and his wife had a baby so Week In Pop had the week off! It’ll be back next week. Maybe this will tide you over:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m-KLKlMw_o

Congrats to Chris and Charlie Puth on their new releases.

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#4  cheap_suit_jr_jr
Score:40 | Apr 22nd

Weirdly he got an almost identical text from Macklemore

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#3  LeMonjello
Score:40 | Apr 24th

I still don’t like the idea that playing in a state/country = endorsement of the State.
Artists play for fans.

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#2  monkeyridinghorse
Score:41 | Apr 25th

I was working late in a sound studio a few months ago when the owner came around looking for a few people to sing on something. Me and a friend warned we were shit singers but were told that’s exactly what was needed. We headed into the recording booth with a few others wondering what this was all about when Leslie Feist walks in. She played us the chorus of “Any Party” and asked us to sing it back to her, as though we were several beers into a kitchen party. She was incredibly relaxed and gracious and it still seems strange that it actually happened. I’m a big fan. I told her I was a big fan. It was a bit awkward.

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#1  phospholipidbilayer
Score:55 | Apr 26th

Here’s an exhaustive list of why some people find her really problematic:

http://yourfaveisproblematic.tumblr.com/post/45822118430/lena-dunham

She’s said a number of really dumb, tone-deaf, or sometimes downright offensive things with regards to race and the LGBTQ community. For many also, she’s the quintessential cis-white feminist. So she receives hate from meninist/MRA types (not even going to go there), and she receives criticism from people who advocate for feminism which is more inclusive and affirming of POC and queer/trans people/experiences (rightfully). Those groups aside, there’s also a subset of social justice advocates who always have their outrage dials turned to 11, who feel the need to loudly take a shit on her in perpetuity until our whole existence is burned up by the sun absorbing our solar system because she has the audacity to be a fallible human who makes mistakes and has internalized biases as a privileged person which she’s trying to work through.

I’m like whatever about her. She’s problematic. She’s annoying. The version of feminism to which she ascribes is flawed. She says stupid things sometimes. She has a lot to learn. But at the same time I’m also a problematic, annoying, flawed feminist who occasionally says stupid shit and has a lot to learn about aspects of life in which I don’t face oppression. I feel that’s the case for most people. But I feel that deep down she has good intentions and tries to use her platform to help. Sometimes helpers help in the wrong way. Sometimes helpers hurt. But at least she’s trying I guess. So many people don’t.

So that’s why I don’t fault Katie for doing this at least.

♥ Bless

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  SovietDemocracy
Score:-12 | Apr 21st

They’ve always been a shite band tbh. Not relevant. Never good enough.

Throw in the towel.

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#4  hayyy
Score:-13 | Apr 27th

HAIM release beautiful new PTA-directed video of themselves tracking a promising new song in the studio to announce new album; misogynists come out of the woodworks to critique and mansplain their songwriting, choice of mics, use of drums.

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#3  Joshlynn
Score:-20 | Apr 26th

clueless liberal feminists gotta stick together.

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#2  inthedeadofknight
Score:-28 | Apr 26th

Nah, and I actually lied; I never had any Waxahatchee songs on any of my playlists in the first place, but I sure do think Dunham should shut the fuck up forever and go live in a cave somewhere so she can be disgusting by herself.

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#1  inthedeadofknight
Score:-31 | Apr 26th

Oh Waxahatchee gets down with LD a.k.a. she who must not be named a.k.a the worst woman alive a.k.a. a five foot whatever stack of sewage, huh?

*erases all Waxahatchee songs from all Spotify playlists*

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

 

Marc Schroeder
Score:3 | Apr 25th

Finally, George Harrison’s dream of being the literal sound of hooking your self into a disposable wrapper for cheese flavored snack products has come true. His soul may now rest in the everlasting peace it was always meant to.

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