#BillieEilishisoverparty trends on Twitter!
GRILLED FOR NOTHING? Why Twitterati are Backlashing Grammy-winning musician Billie Eilish? What is the Hype about?
The 18-year-old musician liked a meme on Instagram. No big deal right? Well… Social media is a topsy turvy land! Even a tiny action of yours can be lethal, especially if you are “famous”.
So what happened exactly?
She liked a meme on Instagram about Ex-One Direction members Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson. The post was a clip from the music video for the band’s song & You And I in which Malik’s face changes into Tomlinson’s, captioned: “When you move and the Snapchat filter comes off.” Dedicated and brutally loyal as ever, some fans of Tomlinson and the band, in general, took offense and began tweeting so aggressively about it, that it became a hashtag.
One of her fans on Twitter wrote: “I never thought Billie of all people would be supporting making fun of someone’s appearance.”
A huge chunk of Twitter affronted her for ‘calling him ugly’, But HEY HEY HEY! SHE has fans who came to her rescue! They rubbished the silly backlash in no time.
“Louis is a GROWN ass man married and with a kid..do y’all think he cares if an 18yrs old girl likes a post about him supposedly calling him ugly…if he doesn’t care why do y’all,” wrote a fan on Twitter.
Another fan tweeted: “Imagine bullying a beautiful and talented 18 old young woman bc she liked a funny ass meme. I even laughed. Like, come on. Yall are so bored and always wanna cancel someone.” And of course, keeping in mind the current times, a user tweeted: “Y’all trying to cancel Billie for liking a meme? Is quarantine affecting everyone’s head or smth… it is circus time.”
And we couldn’t agree more! People are ready to oppose every action of a celebrity if they find it derogatory, But sometimes this opposition gets a way too brutal! Making a mountain out of molehill has become the most treasured activity of social media users.
ppl try so hard to cancel her but they’re just clowning themselves. billie stays unproblematic, no one gives a shit if she liked a meme that was genuinely funny #BillieEilishisoverparty pic.twitter.com/PSPaKSLUgF
— cerys (@billiesgold) March 29, 2020
— ✰ 𝙧𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙣 ✰ STREAM CALM (@wiIdflowerafi) March 29, 2020
My friend: hey man! Check out twitter, #BillieEilishisoverparty is trending
Me* checking to find out that she only liked a meme pic.twitter.com/Z8pQ3WeQCe
— outhmannn (@UthmanBacquo) March 29, 2020
— carrotdeul¹⁷ | ᴋɪᴄᴋ ɪᴛ ғɪʀsᴛ ᴡɪɴ✨ (@caratsmochiiii_) March 29, 2020
louis is a GROWN a3s man married and with a kid..do y’all think he cares if a 18yrs old girl likes a post about him supposedly calling him ugly…if he doesn’t care why do y’all #BillieEilishisoverparty pic.twitter.com/UK1EL5TuOC
— 𝒔𝒐𝒂𝒑𝒚// FAN ACCOUNT (@yuhnotes) March 29, 2020
Little Richard statue to be built outside musician’s childhood home
A statue of rock and roll pioneer Little Richard will be erected outside the musician’s childhood home in Macon, Georgia.
The musician, real name Richard Wayne Penniman, passed away earlier this month after a battle with bone cancer. He was 87 years old.
A fund established by Friends of the Little Richard House and the Community Foundation of Central Georgia will pay for the statue, as well as a replica of the singer’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, USA Today reports.
The fund will also be used to “support organizations that provide music education to low- and moderate-income students across Bibb County and Middle Georgia”.
Organisers of the tribute are hoping to have the statue installed by December 5, the late musician’s birthday.
“Little Richard’s contribution to music as a whole, to all the genres of music, was monumental and very instrumental in a lot of people’s careers,” commented Antonio Williams, a Friends of the Little Richard House board member.
“I owe a lot of what I do to Little Richard and his style; and he knew it,” McCartney wrote. “He would say, ‘I taught Paul everything he knows.’ I had to admit he was right.”
Penniman was laid to rest last week in Alabama at Oakwood University, his alma mater.
Cigarettes After Sex share new single ‘You’re All I Want’
Cigarettes After Sex have shared their first music of 2020, releasing surprise new single ‘You’re All I Want’ today (May 26).
The latest offering from the American band is another swirling, atmospheric blend of dreamy guitars and keyboards, above which frontman Greg Gonzalez sings in his signature, almost-whispered croon.
Listen to it below:
It’s unclear whether ‘You’re All I Want’ is a standalone single or is part of a larger project. It follows the band’s second album, ‘Cry’, which was released late last year.
In a review of the album, NME called ‘Cry’ a record of “seductive grooves and slow-burning lust”, best listened to with headphones.
“As the warming notes of the unabashed love letter of closing ‘Pure’ fade out, you’re left with the dichotomy between the emotional scale that ‘Cry’ relies on and the lightness of touch with which it’s delivered. You will revisit this album, and as always, Cigarettes After Sex will slowly seduce you over time,” the review read.
Cigarettes After Sex were recently forced to postpone a series of tour dates in the UK and Europe due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The band have since rescheduled many of those dates. They are currently set to return to the UK in late August, with shows booked in Glasgow, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and London.
Wild Nothing’s Jack Tatum reflects on ‘Gemini’ ten years on
Wild Nothing‘s Jack Tatum took to Instagram last night (May 25) to reflect on debut album ‘Gemini’, ten years on from its release. Released on May 25, 2010, the album spawned much-loved tracks, ‘Chinatown’, ‘Live in Dreams’ and ‘Summer Holiday’.
“Doesn’t take long for a decade to pass apparently…happy anniversary to ‘Gemini’, the record that fully and completely changed my life,” the Wild Nothing frontman wrote.
“So grateful for everything this album has done for me and for all the people and places it’s brought me to. Forever humbled and proud of the amount of people that have made this record a part of their lives. I really can’t thank you enough!”
For Tatum, ‘Gemini’ is something of a time capsule, which “so perfectly encapsulates a certain time in my life that it honestly scares me a bit.”
“It’s such a rare thing to have this kind of living document of your youth and I think that’s what Gemini will always be for me: a part of my life that is at once both so familiar and so unrecognisable,” he wrote.
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Doesn’t take long for a decade to pass apparently… Happy anniversary to ‘Gemini’, the record that fully and completely changed my life. So grateful for everything this album has done for me and for all the people and places it’s brought me to. Forever humbled and proud of the amount of people that have made this record a part of their lives. I really can’t thank you enough! ~~~ Today feels bittersweet for me, but more than anything I feel so full of love looking back on all this. It’s a record that so perfectly encapsulates a certain time in my life that it honestly scares me a bit. It’s such a rare thing to have this kind of living document of your youth and I think that’s what Gemini will always be for me: a part of my life that is at once both so familiar and so unrecognizable.
Tatum announced a tenth-anniversary reissue of ‘Gemini’ back in April. It hit shelves last week (May 22).
Wild Nothing have continued their steady output of music in the ten years since their debut. Most recently, Tatum’s project released ‘Laughing Gas’ in January.
NME gave the EP a four-star review, calling it “a lush paean to ’80s precision pop” which features “snaking funk basslines, synth claps and reverb-addled drums.”
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