I feel like I should address an old post that’s sort of blown up in the last week or so. I have no idea how/why. His management politely (and indirectly) asked if I would take it down because he’s getting asked about it in interviews, and I said I’d rather not. While I imagine he’s probably not a terrible person who thinks rape is funny, he said a very dumb thing publicly in an age of cameraphones and Twitter and tumblr, and there’s no getting around the fact that the night in question was fucking horrible. (Also, it won’t go away if I delete it.) However, from all the interviews I’ve read around the new album, it seems as though his remarks were a knee-jerk remark against the kind of gross bros that were populating the front rows at his gig, almost seeing how far he had to go to repel them. I mean, they’d come on the promise of drumstick-induced bumhole splinters. But he has a smart way with words and character construction. He should know that rape jokes aren’t ever funny. So I’m not going to take it down, and he should be called out for it, but to some of his fans/whoever that are semi-freaking out about it: not to defend him, necessarily, but try and look at the bigger picture, maybe. I don’t think that night was wholly representative.