White Stripes’ Jack White honors Meg White after imply tweet
Jack White devoted a poem on Wednesday to his former spouse and bandmate, Meg White, after a journalist posted a disparaging tweet concerning the White Stripes drummer that went viral.
On Instagram, Jack White shared a photograph of Meg White pounding her signature red-and-white drum package and dreamed of a world “without demons, cowards and vampires out for blood.” The guitarist and the percussionist performed collectively for years because the White Stripes, a punk-rock duo from the late Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s identified for hits resembling “Fell in Love With a Girl” and “Seven Nation Army.”
“To be born in another time, any era but our own would’ve been fine,” Jack White wrote.
“one with the positive inspiration to foster what is good. … where we could … be one with the others all around us, and even still the ones who came before, and help ourselves to all their love, and pass it on again once more. to have bliss upon bliss upon bliss, to be without fear, negativity or pain, and to get up every morning, and be happy to do it all again.”
The musician’s poetic tribute to Meg White got here days after journalist Lachlan Markay insulted the trailblazing drummer in a tweet that has been broadly condemned by followers, music critics and artists alike.
“The tragedy of the White Stripes is how great they would’ve been with a half-decent drummer,” Markay tweeted. “I’m sorry Meg White was terrible and no band is better for having s— percussion.”
After a powerful backlash, Markay deleted the unpopular tweet, walked again his remarks and apologized to White. He has since made his Twitter account personal, so his tweets at the moment are accessible solely to his followers.
In a follow-up tweet, Markay deemed his feedback about White “over-the-top,” “truly awful in every way,” “petty,” “obnoxious” and “just plain wrong,” in keeping with NME.
“To Meg White: I am sorry. Really,” he added. “And to women in the music business generally, who I think are disproportionately subject to this sort of s—, I am sorry to have fed that as well. I’m really going to try to be more thoughtful in the future, both on here and off.”
Meg White, who doesn’t look like lively on social media, has not responded to the uproar. But a number of of her fellow musicians have spoken up on her behalf.
On Twitter, Roots drummer Questlove referred to as Markay’s “troll” opinion “out of line af.”
“Actually what is wrong w music is people choking the life out of music like an Instagram filter — trying to reach a high of music perfection that doesn’t even serve the song (or music),” Questlove wrote.
Another one who stood up for Meg White was Jack White’s ex-wife, singer-songwriter Karen Elson, who hailed the maligned percussionist as “a fantastic drummer” and revealed that Jack White as soon as stated “the White Stripes would be nothing without her.”
“To the journalist who dissed her, keep my ex husband’s ex wife name out of your f— mouth. (Please and Thank You),” Elson tweeted.
Other musical artists — together with Margo Price, Ben Lee and Garbage — additionally weighed in.
“Anyone who s— talks [Meg White] wouldn’t know rock and roll if it bit [them] in the ass,” Price tweeted.
“If you’re dissing Meg White you fundamentally misunderstand what makes music good,” Lee tweeted.
“Meg White rules and always will,” Garbage tweeted.