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See, that’s exactly what I try tell to people. It sounds like a cop-out, but I really believe context seriously matters with this word.
I think you’re probably a troll, but either way I’ve decided you’re my least favorite person on this site.
White men don’t “get” to do what shit? Be racist homophobic pieces of shit? Oh what a hard life for the poor white men, who don’t “get” to go around saying words that marginalize minorities. Oh boo hoo hoo.
And I’m not even gonna touch the rest of your comment as I assume you just opened your Super Edgey Opinions Handbook and typed out whatever it said verbatim.
I don’t like arguing about acceptable uses of the f-word because despite being gay myself, I have a rather unpopular opinion on the topic. I will say this though, I do not believe dropping f-bombs are enough on their own to make some a homophobe – not in this day and age. I don’t think it’s good or preferable, but there are a lot more layers to the issue that kind of complicate it.
That said, her word/insult choices here are a bit hard to defend, and I am speaking as someone who really likes Azealia and kind of hates Perez.
Dude, I’m not even here to say who’s right or wrong, all I wanted to say is that, speaking as a third party observer and with no malice whatsoever intended towards you, you’re coming off like a pretentious jerk. Saying things like “‘wise sage’ is redundant” does not help your argument, it is irrelevant and makes you sound like a snob. Not only that, but correcting grammar or spelling in an internet argument is usually the last resort of people who know they have lost an argument.
Haha, sorry I didn’t check the date before I commented dude, I just saw you talking completely out of your ass and I decided I had to act!
Michael, please stop.
I get annoyed when people complain about sites like this covering hip-hop because the blanket term of “indie” is completely meaningless nowadays. How can you want a site to exclusively cover indie when the word indie itself doesn’t exclusively cover anything? Genre wise, Grimes and Japandroids are just as far apart as Kendrick Lamar and Purity Ring.
I bet you get mad when girls don’t sleep with you even though you’re “not like all those other guys.”
I’m glad you feel you can take the moral high ground on sexism, but clearly miss the ingrained racism that informed essentially everything you said in your first comment.
This is flat out one of the worst comments I’ve ever seen on this site. Sure, there have been some real dumb things said around these parts (some by me, I’m sure), but how clearly you revel in your ridiculousness it what really gets me about this one in particular.
I love that literally calling OK Computer “ever so slightly” overrated was still enough to get one of the lowest rated comments of the week. People do not mess around with their Radiohead.
People are going to refuse up and down the role race plays in the dialogue surrounding these incidents, but you can already see the subtle differences in the way people talk about both.
Let’s please not start ranking domestic abuse in terms of who got it worse. No one wins that contest.
Leave it to Muse to take something as absurd and overblown as dubstep and make it even more absurd and overblown.
I’m a little confused by this response because you keep saying “you” like you’re referring to me, but if that’s the case then you um…kind of completely missed my point. I have no problem with her being covered as much as she is. In fact, I explicitly stated that earlier. My problem is the way the articles are written, given how much she is covered.
I know it was the subject of the first comment, but 56 or so later and I’m still laughing at “Best Video With A Message.”
TOO LATE BRO, YOU’RE WORSE THAN TYLER. Enjoy your waffle fries. YOUR WAFFLE FRIES OF HATE.
That’s a bit reductionist though, don’t you think? I mean sure, your logic is sound, but Stereogum is far from the only blog who dislikes her now, but they’re certainly the only one I read that harps on her this much while simultaneously making sure to vocalize their hatred in equal amount (as an example: did you see a “one year retrospective” on any other blogs?).
I just don’t think the only reason we keep seeing Lana Del Rey articles pop up on this site is because they begrudgingly feel that everything she does is actually “newsworthy.” I’m not against the coverage itself, I’m against the idea that we constantly need to be reminded that no matter how much they talk about her, “no of course we don’t like her, ew gross. But did you hear what that stupid gross Lana is up to now? It’s so stupid and gross, isn’t it?” Don’t you ever get the sense they’re acting like someone who retroactively claims that THEY were one who broke it off with so-and-so, just so they can save face in front of their friends?
I dunno, you are right though. At the end of the day it’s is all about the traffic, and these articles consistently end up getting the most comments. I guess it’s my fault for forgetting the difference between a news site and a blog.
I GUESS I JUST THOUGHT YOU GUYS WERE BETTER THAN THAT :,(
Okay honestly? I love you guys at Stereogum, but you need to decide whether you love Lana Del Rey or hate her, and stick to it. You report on her far more than any other blog I read, but can’t manage to mention her name without reminding us how much everything she does bothers you.
I think someone else made this comparison before, but you’re starting to sound like someone who won’t stop talking about their ex, but only so you can convey to us that you’re like, “totally over her, man.”
I scrolled down too quickly and this legitimately scared the hell out of me.
I do, and between Japandroids and Fang Island I did not see this being the album that ended up filling that role.
No no, Donny stop. My response was not meant to rhyme, I couldn’t think of any other way to phrase it though.
Guys, the rhyming thing has got to go.
Yeah man, Twitter’s supposed to be a place where us kids can just y’know, hang out!