Studio 8H, the hallowed grounds where Saturday Night Live happens every week, might be the last place in the world where lip-syncing is considered verboten. After all, Ashlee Simpson’s career practically ended when she botched a lip-sync on the show in 2004. This past weekend, after being lightly ribbed by guest host Louis C.K., world-conquering EDM-pop duo the Chainsmokers performed on the show. Andrew Taggart, the more visible of the two Chainsmokers, has had some trouble singing live in the past; he tried to throw MTV under the bus after he sounded like shit on the VMAs last year. On SNL, he sounded fine. And one prominent ’90s alt-rocker seems to think that the performance was not on the level.
Richard Patrick, former Nine Inch Nails guitarist and longtime frontman for nice-shooters Filter, caught the duo’s performance on the show. And in an Instagram video, he called bullshit: “OK, I know a lot of things, and I know when things are not live. You, sir, are not fuckin’ singing live on Saturday Night Live. The Chainsmokers. Are a piece. Of Shit. That is all.” Here’s the post:
Not even “The Chainsmokers are pieces of shit!” They just collectively amount to one piece of shit. Let’s all look forward to the Chainsmokers posting a snarked out “Hey Man, Nice Shot” cover on Instagram.