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 during which she performed with Jack till 2011.
The criticism set off a sweep of assist for Meg.
“The tragedy of the White Stripes is how nice they’d’ve been with a half first rate drummer,” former political reporter Lachlan Markay mentioned in a tweet that has since been eliminated. “Yeah, yeah I’ve heard all of the ‘nevertheless it’s a rigorously crafted sound mannnn!’ takes. I am sorry Meg White was horrible and no band is healthier for having shitty percussion.”
On high of the numerous followers and different musicians who roundly rejected Markay’s notion, so did Elson, the English trend mannequin and singer-songwriter who was married to White from 2005 to 2013.
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“Not solely is Meg White a improbable drummer, Jack additionally mentioned the White Stripes could be nothing with out her,” Elson fired back on Tuesday (March 14).
She continued, referencing final 12 months’s Will Smith–Chris Rock slapping incident, “To the journalist who dissed her, maintain my ex husband’s ex spouse identify out of your f—ing 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 girls within the music enterprise usually, who I feel 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 pondering to myself as all this — once more, fully justified — hate is available in during the last 24 hours: why did I truly write that? It is not what I actually assume, and I prefer to assume I am not the asshole it made me out to be, or no less than I strive to not be.”
Karen Elson Defends Meg White’s Drumming + Slams Criticizer – March 14, 2023
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