RAFFI SLAMS THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS … THEN APOLOGIZESApril 19, 2017
Not all Pornographers are created equal.
Or so children’s music icon Raffi learned after attacking Canadian musicians The New Pornographers.
Raffi tweeted that he objected to the band’s name because it normalizes the word “porn” for children. He also objects to phrases like “food porn,” but that’s another story.
strongly object to that name. as bad as “food p**n” etc. https://t.co/MwIrIAysl4
— Raffi Cavoukian (@Raffi_RC) April 18, 2017
When lead singer AC Newman responded in a series of playful tweets where he joked that he wasn’t familiar with Raffi because he actually preferred puppet-oriented entertainment. Baby Beluga BURN!
Actually I am not very familiar w/ Raffi’s work. Just sent that tweet to make him feel bad. Always preferred puppet-oriented entertainment.
— Carl Newman (@ACNewman) April 18, 2017
Apparently, Raffi thought it over and then issued the following apology:
“In a fleeting moment I reacted to a word, which I wrote about in my book Lightweb Darkweb. My Tweet was without context, on a gig night, Not cool. I apologize, Meant no disrespect to the band, its music, or its fans. RC.”
Let’s hope this ends the epic children’s music vs. indie rockers battle of 2017. Peace!