What is it with bands picking fights with one another via Twitter? I've never been a big fan of Twitter, if I'm honest, and never really have been a fan. I don't know how long its been going on, but there always seems to be some band member calling out another, and then a fight breaks out. Fans always seem to get involved, and they tend to pick sides. Drama is stupid -knock it off.
This is all because Senses Fail got offended by something in Attila's new song, "Proving Grounds." If you don't know what I'm talking about, I explained it all here.
Now, I hadn't gotten around to listening to "Proving Grounds" yet, so upon hearing this, I decided to give it a listen. The whole conversation sparked some thoughts, but I couldn't actually say if Senses Fail was rightfully mad or not. After listening to it, I decided that wasn't the case. For one, one of the only lyrics I could actually understand at first was the one that was causing all the drama. "Who's the faggot now?"
Let me begin by saying I don't like the word faggot either. Now had he said "You're a fucking faggot." or something along those lines, I'd be pissed off too. He didn't though. He was calling out his haters, which admittedly, isn't exactly a good thing either. I'm not a huge fan of ATTILA's music, though I do listen to them from time to time. It seems like a handful of their songs are made of some form of call out. You could just ignore the hate, or let it fuel your fire. He lets it fuel his fire, which I say, go for, even if I don't totally agree with it.
The whole time I was reading the back and forth though between Fronz and Senses Fail, I couldn't help but ask one question. Did you NOT hear Callout? I mean seriously, nobody got pissed off when he said "Faggot" in that song? Most people bust out laughing because he was saying it to Westboro Baptist. So what's the difference? Because he didn't say a flat out name this time, so you didn't know exactly who it was geared toward? Have they just been biting their tongue for the past year?
The whole thing just has me baffled.
Now, Fronz didn't exactly respond appropriately to all of this either, don't get me wrong. Saying, "You're clearly an idiot or in a washed up band that nobody cares about." was just uncalled for and rude. There's no need to pull that card, especially when there are still plenty of Senses Fail fans out there. Hell, weren't they just on Warped tour together this year? Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong there.
Whatever happened to the rule that said "If you can't say anything nice, you shouldn't say anything at all?" Did everyone magically forget that after the age of five or something?
I don't know. If you can't say anything nice, keep your mouth shut. Or at least respectfully state your thoughts! Don't basically go, "How many times can you insult someone in one song?" Because you're irritated, and then don't go telling someone they're washed up because you're also mad! Its just stupid. Stop the name calling and all that.
To quote, Frozen,
LET IT GO. Yes, I just went there. It was needed.
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