Weezer have some of the most loyal fans I’ve ever seen. But that fandom can morph into some ugly forms. One of those forms? Hating everything Weezer’s done since Pinkerton. One such pre-Green album fan, Seattle’s James Burns, is taking his early Weezer fandom to its logical (or illogical) conclusion: He’s trying to raise $10 million dollars to get the band to break up for good. His online petition is straightforward:
Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he’s changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he’s done since Pinkerton, and what happens? Another pile of crap like ‘Beverly Hills’ or ‘I’m Your Daddy.’ This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now. I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year. I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos.
The campaign has made $385 dollars in two days, so Burns has raised more attention than cash. According to an interview with the New York Times he’s even received death threats from Weezer fans (the second type, who will stick with Weezer no matter what, like they’re a sports team [specifically, the Mets]). Weezer, as always, remain unfazed (Patrick Wilson even Tweeted that they’d do a ‘deluxe breakup’ for $20 million). Besides, if you don’t like Weezer, you can just, you know, not listen to Weezer. Or only see them on the Blinkerton tour. Or just close your eyes, pretend it’s 1997, and watch (listen) to them do “Buddy Holly” and “Undone (The Sweater Song)” on Carson Daly:
(via The Audio Perv)