Thursday, July 12, 2007

Brandon Flowers Is an Idiot

I love the Killers. I love their music. I even think Brandon Flowers is pretty cute. However, he seems to work very, very hard at annoying the entire world.

The August issue of the UK GQ just came out and in it is an interview with Brandon. In the midst of the interview, there's this exchange:
Precisely how hip-hop are you?
I like it more than emo music, if that's what you mean. I don't necessarily have a problem with the culture of hip-hop; it's the hypocrisy of people within it that I can't bare [sic]. Look at Ice Cube now, for example. He's in some awful kid's movie, playing happy families with a couple of ten-year-olds. This is the man who was one of the founding members of NWA. I just don't get the turnaround.
Aside from the fact that the copy editors at GQ seem to be confused about the difference in meaning between "bare" and "bear" (what, is Flowers incapable of stripping hypocrisy naked?), Brandon doesn't know what hypocrisy is. Oh, I find Ice Cube's movies pretty annoying, too, but there isn't anything hypocritical about them, as I don't recall NWA's hit single "I Hate Kid's Movies and Will Never Be in One." Yeah, Ice Cube has written some pretty violent lyrics in the past, but that doesn't somehow make him a hypocrite for being involved in family entertainment now. The two things are entirely unrelated.

I mean, that'd be like saying some guy is a hypocrite for writing songs such as "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine" or "Midnight Show" about killing women and then, you know, marrying some chick and having a family. The two aren't mutually exclusive and have nothing to do with hypocrisy.


maddox said...

The two things are completely related. Ice Cube has preached nothing but violence through his music during his entire career. Millions of people have heard his songs and in one way or another been affected by it. It is total hypocrisy to then try to come off as a normal everyday family man.
Saying that Ice Cube is not a hypocrite for doing that is like saying that it would not be hypocritical of a band who sings about love and peace all the time would not be hypocrites if they then went home and beat there wifes and raped "bitches and ho's". Just because someone is in the position to say or sing whatever they want does not mean that they are not accountable for what they do.

DayDreamer said...

love bradon flowers
and everything he stands for
we could use more people like him

screw you!

Kimberly said...

Totally late on this, but the comment on it being hypocritical is totally warranted; NWA was all about being against the 'man', being anti-mainstream and commercialism, and being in films like "Are We There/Done Yet?" is totally, %100 against what he once stood for.

Ashley said...

Brandon Flowers is not an idiot. He is a very brilliant man that loves his fans. Whoever says he is an idiot is an idiot themselves, and FYI A lot of Killers fans are very defensive about Brandon/

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