I need to word this carefully, because I don’t want anyone to think that I think what Jesse Lacey did is in any way OK, or that I have anything other than absolute sympathy and support for his victim. Or victims, because let’s be straight - there are going to be a lot of these stories out there.
Didn’t think he could be this bad, of course, it’s next-level stuff. But the pedestal he’s been put on by so many people surprises me. He acts like a dick on stage, many of his lyrics paint the picture of someone who’s a callous cunt and doesn’t really care about it.
I feel for all of you on this thread who feel let down, I totally hear that. I hadn’t realised until today how much of an ally Jesse was considered, or at least assumed to be.
Does thinking I can still enjoy Brand New (not SUPPORT - but listen to) make me a bad person? idk.One of those things where you suddenly realise your experience of a cultural phenomenon is drastically different to everyone around you. It’s odd when that happens.
EDIT: I realise I’m fairly new here so I hope this will be taken in good faith, rather than thinking I’m trying to be a hipster or an edgelord or a Guy Who Knew This Was Coming. Not that at all. I’m heartbroken for all of you who’ve lost an idol or a favourite band, I just like to pick apart stuff like this. sorry in advance if I’ve upset or offended anyone.