Ah, Instagram comments: the ultimate proving ground of rhetorical prowess. Seminal punk band Bad Religion and British metalcore act Bring Me The Horizon are both playing Spain’s Resurrection Fest this weekend, and they’re really not getting along. Brian Baker, the founding guitarist of Minor Threat who’s been playing with Bad Religion for the past two decades, was ambling around backstage when he noticed a Bring Me The Horizon flier that read, “These people are not to be stopped ever. They may not have a pass. They can escort who they want where they want with or without a pass.” As MetalInjection reports, Baker, not too impressed, posted the flier on Instagram along with the caption, “I’m going to stop these people every time I see them today and tell them how much their band sucks.”
Bring Me The Horizon drummer Matt Nicholls didn’t take too kindly to that, jumping into the fray with a comment on Baker’s post: “Hahah I can’t imagine being as old as you are and still acting like a 14 year old girl. Saw you at least 10 times and you didn’t bat an eye lid. You got bigger things to worry about nowadays anyway, like ya pension, or cold weather. Dickhead.”
But things didn’t end there! Baker fired back with this sick burn:
It seems you’ve missed the point entirely. The issue here is entitlement. My post was a comment on your collective delusion that working local crew at a thirty band festival should be required to memorize your faces to spare you the indignity of breaking stride on the way to your backstage oasis or even worse, the humiliation of carrying credentials. Your literal display of arrogance (and the hilariously unrecognized irony within it) was what I was sharing with my followers. I honestly don’t know if your music is bad or good – it’s not for old people! I meant that you suck as humans. Sorry for the confusion.
Instagram beef: the pinnacle of human achievement.