Meg White‘s drumming has been defended by Karen Elson, the opposite ex-wife of The White Stripes‘ Jack White. Elson additionally slammed the author who earlier this week criticized Meg’s musicianship in The White Stripes, the band wherein she performed with Jack till 2011.
The criticism set off a sweep of support for Meg.
“The tragedy of the White Stripes is how nice they’d’ve been with a half respectable drummer,” former political reporter Lachlan Markay mentioned in a tweet that has since been eliminated. “Yeah, yeah I’ve heard all of the ‘however it’s a rigorously crafted sound mannnn!’ takes. I am sorry Meg White was horrible and no band is best for having shitty percussion.”
On high of the numerous followers and different musicians who roundly rejected Markay’s notion, so did Elson, the English style mannequin and singer-songwriter who was married to White from 2005 to 2013.
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“Not solely is Meg White a implausible drummer, Jack additionally mentioned the White Stripes can be nothing with out her,” Elson fired back on Tuesday (March 14).
She continued, referencing final yr’s Will Smith–Chris Rock slapping incident, “To the journalist who dissed her, hold my ex husband’s ex spouse identify out of your f*cking mouth. (Please and Thank You)”
Elson’s remarks have been hooked up to a tweet sharing some White Stripes trivia about the musical duo who have been married from 1996 to 2000 however, early on, satisfied the music press they have been siblings. “Meg White is such a bad-ass goddess of a girl that Jack Gillis took *HER* surname after they married,” it mentioned.
Meg White Disser Apologizes
After the backlash, Markay apologized to Meg in additional tweets. “I’m sorry,” he said. “Actually.”
He added, “And to ladies within the music enterprise typically, who I believe are disproportionately topic to this kind of shit, I’m sorry to have fed that as nicely. I am actually going to attempt to be extra considerate sooner or later, each on right here and off.”
The author mused, “I have been considering to myself as all this — once more, fully justified — hate is available in over the past 24 hours: why did I really write that? It is not what I actually suppose, and I wish to suppose I am not the asshole it made me out to be, or a minimum of I attempt to not be.”
Karen Elson Defends Meg White’s Drumming + Slams Criticizer – March 14, 2023
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