I spoke to Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham when he was on his way to a Canadian Awards Ceremony with the unfortunate name “The Jew Nose” (come on Canada, it’s 2012). He was under attack from the Twittosphere after allegedly wishing death upon Katy Perry.
Street Carnage: What happened?
Damian: Aw man. So, I’m watching this video
and I’m thinking, “This is an ad for the military.” Now, I don’t mean any disrespect to the troops out there risking their lives but for an artist to go out there and make an ad that encourages their fans to sign up? That’s fucked up. If she really wants to promote the military, let’s see her go there and fight. As I was thinking this I wrote
That’s so gay.
I know but I was thinking of that FEAR song “Let’s Have a War.” Without knowing that song I can see how the “Katycats” just read it as “I want Katy Perry to die.”
No I mean it’s gay that you were watching that video.
Oh. Well, I like a lot of pop music, all right?
Nope. So what did the Katycats do to you? Did they say horrible things?
A lot of Tweets about how fat I am. I’ve been fat my whole life. If they had got in there when I was 14, it might have hurt but now it’s like calling an albino an albino.
Let me check your Twitter feed.
@leftfordamian: Seeing Katy Perry as a soldier in “Part Of Me” really makes me think that weneed to start a war so she can go die. @leftfordamian you’re actually an asshole. Why don’t you tweet that to her? Go fuck yourself. Fucking asshole. @leftfordamian cant @ u irrelevant dog shading queen Katy in order to get recognized. go burn your fat, fat fuck. @leftfordamian who even are you lmao get the fuck out @leftfordamian what kinda fat ass bearded mess..shut the fuck up you irrelevant bitch. Katy>You in every way possible. @leftfordamian Just because your irrelevant doesn’t mean you can be a fucking asshole. @leftfordamian bad move dude ! i am from canada and i feel embarrsed u r 2 ! ur show is stupid and if katy sees u u will get ur ass kick ! @leftfordamian and she is more famous that u dumbass ! get a life u fatass ! @leftfordamian If you’re just “big boned” how come it’d take a few dozen salads for you to see the edge of your crusty toes? @leftfordamian what’s wrong? mad cuz you’re not a chart topping musician & an absolutely stunning woman? yeah, in you’re teenage dreams…. @leftfordamian ha bitch no ones on your side! how dare you insult the marines! have respect for the people protecting yur fat ass:) <3 u KP! @leftfordamian shut your fucking mouth up no one wants to read your nasty fucking tweets u jerk off @leftfordamian I FUCKING HATE YOU!!!! YOU’RE A WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT!!!! KATY IS THE MOST AMAZING PERSON IN THE WORLD YOU FUCKING DICKHEAD @leftfordamian You’re boring.. n’ Katy don’t even know about your “existencing”! How can you say that she needs die? You’ll die I promance! @leftfordamian You’re such a hypocrite who only speaks about Katy to promote your “band”?! WHO ASKED YOU ANYTHING? @leftfordamian i fvcking HATE you..you dont know katy is amazing. shut your fvcking mouth up or you will dead soon (katycats) @leftfordamian you are stupid, jealous no more critical katy @leftfordamian I hope u realize how many people just got on ur bad side an they are all katycats i would b scared dont talk bout her tht way @leftfordamian I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU
We aren’t even that popular here RT
@VaaahFerreira: …you with his little band that only thrives in Canada. I never heard of you, useless.. @leftfordamian have some respect you twat, katy perrys a bigger and better artist than your ever gonna be! @purrfectkatyy: I know you just jealous with katy Don’t judge katy! You have to judge your fucking fat, big and silly body
@sephiesays now I wasn’t saying she was dumb, simply that I thought that video was a tad out of line
Wow, they’re kids.
Yeah, they are all probably in their early teens. I also think there are some people from other countries and English is their second language.
I hope so. Some of those typos made me want to take my kids out of public school.
You know what’s unique about that generation? For them. the Internet is more than a second life. It IS their life. For us (well, you’re a lot older than me) the Internet is a place where we goof off and maybe read something but as soon as we close our computers, it’s gone. For them, the computer never really shuts off.
I never thought of that. Maybe that’s why that gay kid killed himself after the blow job video came out. We’d go, “Yikes, that’s embarrassing” and avoid going online but for him, it was like having to wear a sandwich board that said, “I blow dudes.”
It’s also why nobody got the FEAR reference. Old hardcore quotes are not going to click with Katy Perry fans.
You know Ian Mackaye says DOA invented the word hardcore?
I know, but they weren’t the first hardcore band.
The Rude Kids from Sweden. They were doing fast punk back in the late 70s and it is the dictionary definition of hardcore.
Never heard of them. What an awesome band. Thanks.
UPDATE: It took forever for me to get this up and this story has since become ancient news. I called Damian to ask if there are any updates and he said, “The Katycats are still mad. I stopped retweeting them though because it’s all basically the same thing. I’m not famous and I’m fat. I don’t find either thing particularly insulting. I can’t even imagine not being fat because I never have not been fat and as far as famous goes, Fucked Up is the band I always wanted to be in. I never wanted to be The Rolling Stones, I wanted to be Fucked Up.”