Can someone tell me if I’m off base or being unreasonable about feeling uncomfortable that there is a list of crew and their social media info going around?
I don’t know why I feel that way. But I do. I think I’m being dumb though. I mean I guess they have public twitters for a reason. It’s just that the crew often get harassed for things on Twitter which makes it extremely hard for legitimate people with legitimate reasons to contact them to get in touch with them.
Someone come talk to me about this?
wait...what happened with ben winston? other than the awful music video...
The video was plagiarized. Another artist had already done a video exactly like it. The artist contacted Ben and the production company but they did not respond. So the story has now become public.
I am absolutely livid.
I’m SO FUCKING OVER people in the music industry hiding behind their artists instead of taking responsibility for THEIR FUCKING ACTIONS. I have never seen a larger group of cowards in my entire life.
With the emergence of that Oh Yeah Wow article, esp this close to the tour, I can /feel/ that things are about to get very awkward, very fast. I agree that this kind of thing should be talked about but I'm really, /really/ not going to enjoy seeing the boys called out on this (as much as it needs to happen). It sounds dumb but it's hard seeing your faves called out on doing something like that.
I know exactly how you feel. Ben absolutely needs to answer for his actions, but unfortunately and unfairly, when this story starts gaining traction it’s going to reflect badly on the boys, more than on him.
Based on Oh Yeah Wow’s tweet, it looks like they tried to address this with Ben’s production company privately, but didn’t get anywhere, so Ben’s doubly at fault here; first for ripping off the idea and again for unnecessarily forcing this conversation into the public sphere.