Welcome to the March 5, 2015 edition of Outrage Watch, HitFix's (almost) daily rundown of all the things folks are peeved about in entertainment. Today's top story: Method Man is speaking his truth — loudly and with a lot of curse words.
After hearing that his former Wu-Tang clan cohorts would be auctioning off the only copy of the band's secret “final” album “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin” for millions of dollars — with the caveat that the buyer will not have the right to make money off the album for 88 years — Method Man did not hold back in an interview with XXL magazine.
“Fuck that album,” said the rapper. “I”m tired of this shit and I know everybody else is tired of it, too. Fuck that album, if that”s what they are doing. I haven”t heard anything like that, but if they”re doing crap like that, fuck that album. Straight up. I”m just keeping it 100. When music can”t be music and y”all turning it into something else, fuck that. Give it to the people, if they want to hear the shit, let them have it. Give it away free. I don”t give a fuck; that ain”t making nobody rich or poor. Give the fucking music out. Stop playing with the public, man.”
Strong words! For his part, Wu-Tang member RZA attempted to clarify the report with the following tweet:
For clarity. The 88 year clause relates to the commercialization of the album. Meaning it can't be sold or bought only given away.
– RZA! (@RZA) March 4, 2015
All good now, guys? (Listen to a whole 51 seconds of the album below.)
Want more? There's plenty of indignation to go around. See below for a full roundup of today's kerfuffles.
Target: ABC Family's “The Fosters”
Why: After featuring the youngest gay kiss in TV history on this week's episode, the ABC Family series has come under fire from, shall we say, some rather intolerant folks. Perhaps the most shocking reaction emanated from Twitter user @AnnBarnhardt, who also, I should probably note, characterizes Lady Gaga's “Born This Way” as a “sodomite slogan”: