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

Against my better judgment I am in LA this weekend for the Grammy Awards. After last year’s #GrammysSoMale backlash it was perhaps inevitable we’d see some pre-show controversy (#YouKnowThatKen), but as the Ringer’s Rob Harvilla put it, “it is genuinely impressive that this situation keeps getting worse.”

Last night I hit Spotify’s party at the Hammer Museum, where I spotted Benny Blanco and Lisa Loeb (not together sadly), and all of this year’s Best New Artist Grammy contenders were to perform. The male nominees — Greta Van Fleet and Luke Combs — didn’t show, so it should’ve been a night to celebrate the ladies. But since this was an uninterested industry crowd, Bebe Rexha was compelled to stop singing Country Duo/Group Performance nominee “Meant To Be” in the middle and call that shit out: “This song was #1 for 50 fuckin’ weeks. I work too fuckin’ hard for this shit, OK?”

Can we expect a warmer reception for performers on Sunday night? Maybe not, but I’ll be watching, up close (er, in the basement of the Staples Center) either way ’cause I watch the Grammys every year. The rest of your Stereogum fam will be dutifully blogging the show from the comfort of their homes, none of which actually get broadcast TV (we love a challenge). Good luck Posty.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  blochead
Score:38 | Feb 2nd

There isn’t one thing they’ve said here that isn’t spot on. If you’ve found something they’ve said here to be out of line you’ve lost the plot This is how normal and decent people feel about this topic.

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#9  Xandra
Score:40 | Feb 4th

Amen

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#8  inthedeadofknight
Score:41 | Feb 6th

“Look Ariana, we can’t have fifty minature Korean BBQ grills cooking while you perform, it just doesn’t make sense.”

“BUT I LOVE THEM”

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#7  phospholipidbilayer
Score:43 | Feb 3rd

Abolish ICE

❤️ Bless

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#6 

Doris Montgomery
Score:45 | Feb 4th

do one about fire and rain

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#5  potato_
Score:45 | Feb 6th

He never actually denied he eats babies in that statement. hmmm…

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#4  undergroundspoon
Score:47 | Feb 6th

…why wouldn’t you – an awards show that lives or dies on ratings – want one of the most popular artists in pop music to perform the current #1 song in the country? Idiotic.

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#3 

Doris Montgomery
Score:52 | Feb 4th

the one about fire and rain is called fire and rain just in case anyone is looking for that one

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#2  raptor jesus
Score:57 | Feb 1st

Tekashi 6nitch9ine

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#1  cadallaca
Score:60 | Feb 3rd

I teach high school in Dekalb County and I can tell you that ICE is usually occupied deporting my atudents’parents Andy family members – people who have been here decades and built up businesses and families. One of my seniors just talked about the pain of not having her dad at graduation – he came here when he was 16. So yeah fuck ICE.

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  cokeparty
Score:-19 | Feb 4th

“If we can’t get Hillary, we’ll get the next best thing: 21 Savage!”

-What some of you sound like.

*You may now call me a piece of shit, but you can’t make me not love you.

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#4  Boston Metalman
Score:-25 | Feb 4th

It’s all quite simple. He is in the country illegally (from wherever is not important). He’s flown under the radar until he started saying things The Man didn’t like and attracting attention to himself. Wham! He`s targeted, arrested and going to be deported (as someone who is in the country illegally should be). His felony conviction or non-conviction and all the good works he’s done doesn’t make up for the fact that he shouldn’t be in the country! Period. The End! The same rules that apply to illegal aliens sneaking over the border should apply to people who overstay their visas. I’m tired of listening to all the bleeding heart liberals who want to save the world and think the US should have an open door policy for everyone who wants to come in. If you want to come and stay in the US, stand in line, apply legally and do it the right way.

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#3  youngerthug
Score:-32 | Feb 3rd

If you’re going to make dog whistle racist jokes about the threat of state violence, you’ve gotta come with something better than this weak shit

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#2  Skunt
Score:-33 | Feb 4th

Outrage? They should make an exploratory committee to deport everyone with a face tattoo. Do it case by case basis but enough of that shit.

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#1  judahjsn
Score:-41 | Feb 4th

What feels Gestapo to me – or at least fascist – is the format of this comments section and how comments which are not abusive or trolling can get downvoted into being literally hidden. That is a terrible feature.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  cobra
Score:6 | Feb 7th

The Goldbergs has been on for 6 years now. That’s an amazing run for a show that doesn’t exist.

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