the comments section of blabbermouth.net is at times the funniest and other times most depressing thing i have ever seen on the internet.
for those that don’t know, blabbermouth is a heavy metal/hard rock news website. it used to allow almost totally anonymous commenting on each story. back then, racism, sexism, etc abounded. the site was a magnet for the dumbest fucks you could have the displeasure of knowing they existed.
at one point, some female singer from a shitty band i can’t remember made a comment about what imbeciles blabbermouth commenters were. of course blabbermouth posted the story and the comments section exploded with all kinds of misogyny and hatred. i couldn’t believe the site was allowing outright sexism despite the disclaimer on each page of the site that said any intolerant or hateful comments would result in the poster being banned. i emailed the site moderator about this several times but never heard back.
not too long after this incident though, the site underwent a facelift and has since required people to use their facebook account to comment. this lack of total anonymity has cut down on a lot of the bullshit but make no mistake, the place is still a hotbed of stupidity. i just read a story on babymetal (who fucking rule) and there are all kinds of asinine comments. one that particularly gets me is
just further proof that musical taste is in the shitter here, metal brothers. Sigh.
fuck right off, mr james hensler (the idiot who posted that comment). i like a lot of metal but i’m not your fucking brother. liking a style of music doesn’t mean we have anything else in common. furthermore, i probably don’t even like the same metal you do. you probably like total fucking garbage.
then there are comments like “the only people who like babymetal are disgusting pedophiles,” which is so incredibly stupid that i can’t even believe i’m addressing it. that’s like saying “everyone who has a dog is into bestiality” or “any man who likes metallica must be gay since there are men in metallica.” it’s a bit of a fucking stretch that totally defies any logic but that’s the sort of MENSA-caliber argument you routinely see in blabbermouth comments.
at the very least, if people are going to hate on something, i wish they would supply some kind of cohesive statement or observation so there could be a legit conversation instead of a few primates just slinging their own feces back and forth at each other. like, instead of “this shit aint TR00 METAL, are you with me metal brothers”, they could say something like “the vocals are off-key” or “the stage show is boring, they don’t even move” or “i don’t relate to these lyrics at all.” just say something halfway fucking intelligent, that’s all.
like i do with this non-stop bitchfest blog of mine.