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

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THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  jhonn0
Score:41 | Jul 21st

How was that a bridge too far? If anything he threw the wokeness right back at her. She went and played the “you’re a white cis male” card, and she deserved to be checked on it.

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#9  osufan77
Score:44 | Jul 21st

Bradford is level 100 Wit, he will will break your spirit.

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#8  tcoogan15
Score:46 | Jul 23rd

*Letting out a big sigh after streaming this once*

“Time to listen to Old Town Road another five times just in case.”

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#7  brokeaccount
Score:48 | Jul 24th

Is he trying to rebrand his band as a real rock band?

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#6  Albinosaur
Score:48 | Jul 21st

I was at the show and was about 10 feet behind this conversation, so maybe I can provide a little context.

Bradford had been bringing out Twin Peaks a couple times throughout the night, crediting the show for opening his eyes to what surrealism could look like. He had a conversation with a guy in the audience about the Laura Palmer house. This was about the 3rd time he had brought up Twin Peaks, and that was when this young woman started shouting, then when he acknowledged her, she moved quickly towards the stage and kept yelling at him.

I do think Bradford genuinely wanted to know how he was appropriating her culture. I think he wanted to know if it was something specific he was doing, like visiting the area and not respecting the land it was on, or if it was a general offense like white people taking the land from native Americans. It seemed like she did not expect to have him hand her the mic and ask her to elaborate. When she got flustered and declined to give any reasoning, that’s when it felt kind of ugly. He came off more defensive than he could have been.

The crowd fed off of this defensiveness and did not help things. Once they started turning on her, it felt kind of ugly and gross. Maybe she shouldn’t have heckled him and ran to the stage, maybe she has a good point to make and just didn’t articulate it very well. I don’t know that it’s for me to say.

The person I went to the show with heard people in the crowd, white men in particular, yelling things at her and C-wording her as she left the front of the crowd in a hurry. That is not ok.

They also didn’t play “Nothing Ever Happened” either, which I was looking forward too. Other than that, the show was great.

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#5  Guy Incognito
Score:51 | Jul 20th

and yet nowhere in that statement does he offer accountability or an apology.

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#4  kvlt of blake
Score:64 | Jul 22nd

Oh man, do NOT sleep on ubiquitous detritus! I saw them open for omnipresent miasma, and it was sick.

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#3  doboba
Score:66 | Jul 21st

Kudos to him for handling this so well. Like I don’t even know what that person was thinking, she was being a total jerk. It’s cultural appropriation to visit and learn about a place now? I went to Spain last year and know some Spanish, guess it’s time to cancel me by her logic.

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#2  wattznext
Score:87 | Jul 21st

Having only the reporting in this article to go by, I can’t see how this is appropriation of Native American culture. Bradford was exposed to some aspect of it from Twin Peaks and found it interesting. He says he decided to stay in a certain area where he’d be able to explore that culture and learn more about it. Isn’t that…exactly what someone should do if they have an interest in something and a thirst for knowledge about it?

Appropriation to “take (something) for one’s own use, typically without the owner’s permission.” So unless Bradford was planning to learn about the Snoqualmie culture and then use that knowledge to go open a themed casual dining restaurant called Snoqualmie’s! or something, I think this heckler is just being performatively woke.

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#1  Thin White Duck
Score:115 | Jul 21st

I just… how do you pay money for a Deerhunter show and not know that Bradford is the absolute last person you want to start shit with?

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THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  osufan77
Score:-25 | Jul 22nd

What a fucking ridiculous take. Get offline, you’ll feel better.

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#4  stoofaloof
Score:-31 | Jul 21st

You sound like a pain in the ass to live with

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#3  TelevisionMan
Score:-34 | Jul 21st

I love that you can be a rude asshole and interrupt a band’s show, but a bunch of SJW libs will still defend you in the comments of stereogum. “Maybe she had a point, it’s awfully scary talking in front of people.” She interrupted the show, he should have been way meaner to her, and anyone saying anything different is a stupid fuck. Cultural appropriation is in an insane idea created by bored libs when they couldn’t find anything else to complain about, it’s such a non-issue that it should never be brought up, especially not to interrupt a deerhunter show jfc.

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David Francisco Vidaurre
Score:-57 | Jul 21st

Bradford comes across as much of an asshole as the heckler in this exchange. It probably wasn’t necessary to humiliate her in this way. No heroes here.

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THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  Decatur Or
Score:24 | Jul 24th

Greta jump on an Old Town Road remix nexxt

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