Kings Of Leon Bassist Jared Followill Tried To Slut-Shame A Pro Wrestler On Twitter

Kings Of Leon bassist Jared Followill should maybe give himself a Twitter timeout. As NME points out, Followill has spent much of this week tweeting some dumb shit. Two days ago, Followill decided to use his account to tell the world to stop watching pro wrestling:

The Canadian indie wrestler “Speedball” Mike Bailey tweeted back at Followill with a pretty good comeback: “The washed up alternative rock band store called. They’re running out of you!” And Veda Scott, another indie wrestler, responded to Bailey’s tweet with an emoji of a shrimp. (I guess she was making fun of Followill for being a tiny man?)

UPDATE: The commenters are right; Scott was making a Seinfeld reference.

Followill responded by tweeting back at Scott, simply telling her to “Close your legs.” That was a really stupid thing to tweet! Followill deleted it soon after, but this is the internet, and screenshots are forever:

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Maybe the best part of this whole story is the way the indie pro wrestlers of the world have responded to this whole thing: By gleefully trolling the shit out of Followill. Some samples:

Meanwhile, here’s what Followill’s Twitter has been doing ever since:

The funny part about this is that the indie wrestlers of the world — the people who Followill is actively trolling — spend their time traveling the world, putting themselves through hell for little or no money because they love their art form. It’s something that Kings Of Leon, who have spent their entire career on a major label, have never really had to contend with. Also, indie wrestlers can pick you up and then drop you on your head really hard. So maybe don’t tell them to close their legs.