Outrage Watch: Mumford & Sons unleash on Tidal

04.13.15 2 years ago

Welcome to the April 13, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: Mumford & Sons want nothing to do with Tidal.

In a new interview with The Daily Beast, the Grammy-winning rock band greeted the mention of Jay Z's much-ballyhooed new artist-owned streaming service — which has the backing of such music superstars as Madonna, Beyonce, Jack White and Rihanna — with “a series of loud fart sounds” before being slammed further by frontman Marcus Mumford, who told the website:

“We wouldn”t have joined it anyway, even if they had asked. We don”t want to be tribal. …A band of our size shouldn”t be complaining. And when they say it”s artist-owned, it”s owned by those rich, wealthy artists.” Or as guitarist Winston Marshall called them: “New school fucking plutocrats.”

Wait, is that a compliment?

[The Daily Beast]

Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.

Outraged: Madonna haters
Target: Madonna
Why: Madonna's awkward onstage kiss with Drake at Coachella on Sunday unleashed the Madonna-bashing hordes on social media, with some even going so far as to imply that the “Rebel Heart” boss sexually assaulted the Toronto rapper.

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And my personal favorite:

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Not a lot, sounds like.

Outraged: Twitter, “The View” co-host Rosie Perez
Target: Gwyneth Paltrow
Why: The Oscar-winning actress and much-reviled GOOP guru took a lot of heat on social media over the weekend for accepting a challenge to live on a food budget of $29 a week — i.e. the amount afforded to each person living on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Her tweet:

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Along with TIME contributor Darlena Cunha — who headlined her piece “Sorry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Poverty Tourism Is Gross” — Gwyneth became the target of scorn from both Perez (“I find it offensive,” she said on Monday's “View”) and, of course, all the haters on Twitter:

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Valid criticisms, and yet somehow I'm more offended by this sunny TV Guide tweet:

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Take heart, the working poor! Gwyneth is stooping to your level for a whole week!

[h/t The Wrap]

Outraged: Lindsay Lohan (allegedly)
Target: Mother Dina Lohan
Why: According to TMZ, the England-residing “Mean Girls” star is angry at her beloved momma for two reasons: 1) Because she's reportedly participating in the U.K.'s edition of “Celebrity Big Brother,” which would force Lindsay to share an even smaller country with her; and 2) Because she's hawking a bunch of Lindsay's stuff through an “online flea market.”

In other Lohan news, Ali is still trying to get that pop career going.

[TMZ]

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