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

After a week of police brutality against citizens peacefully protesting state-sponsored violence against black Americans, it’s difficult to envision progress for this country. Our president’s dystopian church photo opp would almost be too on the nose if this were a movie. But change must come, and the fortitude we’ve seen in the streets — and yes, even on social media — will help us get there. These sites to donate and educate yourself are a good place to start.

Your comments from a heated week of political discourse are below. Thank you guys for not forcing me to ban anyone.

THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS

#10  spoonman
Score:58 | Jun 1st

Thinking about how like every critic was calling Lana Del Rey “the poet laureate for our troubled times” or whatever less than a year ago lmao, life really comes at you fast.

Posted in: Kehlani, Tinashe Call Out Lana Del Rey For Posting Video Of People Looting
#9 

Rodrigo Rothschild
Score:58 | May 29th

Meanwhile Kanye wears a MAGA hat. Crazy times.

Posted in: Taylor Swift Slams Trump For Stoking Racism, Threatening Violence: “We Will Vote You Out”
#8  Chris DeVille
Score:59 | Jun 4th

To clarify for those that care, this was gonna be a PE, but as a result of many factors too tiresome to unpack, it’s our first ever Album Of The Week published on a Thursday

Posted in: Album Of The Week: Run The Jewels RTJ4
#7  crania americana
Score:59 | Jun 1st

“NATIONAL” is an acronym for National Attempt To Incite Orchestrated Nihilism, Anarchy, & Lawlessness. It appears that Phase One of this nefarious plan involved writing, recording, and touring behind a series of brooding indie rock albums as well as collaborating with other known terrorist organizations such as Bon Iver and Sharon Van Etten.

Posted in: The National’s Aaron Dessner Denies Conspiracy-Theorist Claim That He’s Been Paying Protesters To Riot
#6  rdadmanesh
Score:62 | Jun 3rd

I see you guys at SG weren’t going to let this one quietly go away. GOOD!

Posted in: Krist Novoselic Commended Trump’s “Law And Order” Speech
#5  BixMeister
Score:67 | May 29th

Hell yes We Got The Beat is a ten.

Posted in: The Number Ones: Joan Jett And The Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”
#3  graduation
Score:74 | Jun 1st

Beautifully said. And I really admire her for touching on how her music has benefited from its hip-hop influences in specific ways. Black people are responsible for building so much of what makes this country and society great and to see so many under attack is an attack on all of us.

Posted in: Lorde Addresses George Floyd Protests, “Performative Activism” In Rare Statement
#2  jackunderscore
Score:84 | Jun 2nd

Fuck the police, fuck the president, fuck anybody on the side of white supremacy.

Posted in: YG – “FTP”

THIS WEEK’S 5 LOWEST RATED COMMENTS

#5  tk_85
Score:-27 | May 29th

If you believe that someone like Taylor Swift calling out Trump will have any tangible positive effect on society, I have a bridge to sell you.

Posted in: Taylor Swift Slams Trump For Stoking Racism, Threatening Violence: “We Will Vote You Out”
#4  Y*B*B
Score:-28 | May 30th

I see that Billie broke quarantine to get her hair did, naughty naughty

Posted in: Billie Eilish Blasts All Lives Matter In Passionate Statement
#3  Dog Pope
Score:-33 | May 29th

“I Love Rock & Roll” is horrible. Joan Jett is horrible. That she’s in the HOF while Steppenwolf, Grand Funk, and BOC are not is a travesty.

“We Got the Beat” is horrible. It sounds like a Doodlebops reject. The GoGos couldn’t write a song to save their lives.

This feature and its comment section often reminds me of the Simpson’s Superbowl Halftime show, “Hooray For Everything!’

Posted in: The Number Ones: Joan Jett And The Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”
#2  Warfarin
Score:-35 | Jun 1st

“I’m still learning the nuances of all this. I’m still working out how to practise activism while refraining from social media”
Lorde thinks so so much about how to be the wokestly possible in every sitation she eventually ends up doing nothing.
I’m being corrosive and I will be downvoted, but I don’t like this woke-policing of other celebrities, it’s off-puting.
And i’ve seen her live show. She spends most of the time fake-crying and thanking the audience, trying to pass it as a spontaneous emotional experience when it’s clearly not. It was too girly and boring, coming from someone who actually liked the album.

Posted in: Lorde Addresses George Floyd Protests, “Performative Activism” In Rare Statement
#1  tk_85
Score:-35 | May 29th

Meh – count me in the minority [I guess] of people who don’t want artists and celebrities virtue signalling to me their opinions about politics, even when I agree with them [like in this case].

Posted in: Taylor Swift Slams Trump For Stoking Racism, Threatening Violence: “We Will Vote You Out”

THIS WEEK’S EDITOR-IN-CHIEF’S CHOICE

  crania americana
Score:37 | Jun 1st

I still owe money to the protesters to the protesters I openly recruited to foment riots

Posted in: The National’s Aaron Dessner Denies Conspiracy-Theorist Claim That He’s Been Paying Protesters To Riot