Brian Baker slams Bring Me The Horizon for “entitlement”; BMTH respond
Spain’s Resurrection Fest is underway now, and Brian Baker (Dag Nasty, Minor Threat, etc) is there with Bad Religion. While there, he noticed a sign from popcore band Bring Me the Horizon backstage that reads: “These people are not to be stopped ever. They may not have a pass. They can escort who they want where they want with or without a pass.” Brian Instagrammed the sign and wrote, “I’m going to stop these people every time I see them today and tell them how much their band sucks.”
That sounds like a reasonable reaction to us, but apparently BMTH singer Oliver Sykes and drummer Matt Nicholls didn’t agree. Matt commented on the Instagram:
Hahah I can’t imagine being as old as you are and still acting like a 14 year old girl. Saw you at least 10 times and you didn’t bat an eye lid. You got bigger things to worry about nowadays anyway, like ya pension, or cold weather. Dickhead.
Oli added, “Yeah we are not your enemy, winter is your enemy.”
You hear that, Baker? Winter!
Anyway, Brian responded:
It seems you’ve missed the point entirely. The issue here is entitlement. My post was a comment on your collective delusion that working local crew at a thirty band festival should be required to memorize your faces to spare you the indignity of breaking stride on the way to your backstage oasis or even worse, the humiliation of carrying credentials. Your literal display of arrogance (and the hilariously unrecognized irony within it) was what I was sharing with my followers. I honestly don’t know if your music is bad or good – it’s not for old people! I meant that you suck as humans. Sorry for the confusion.
BRB while I go grab Oli and Matt some ice for that burn.
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