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Fucked Up's Damian Abraham Takes On Stars' Arizona Boycott

Fucked Up's Damian Abraham Takes On Stars' Arizona Boycott

Twitter has spawned some pretty ridiculous beefs recently, but this may stand as one of the more civil and interesting ones.

 

Yesterday, Montreal-based dream-pop group Stars announced on Twitter that, due to the recently passed immigration law in Arizona, that they would be boycotting the state until the law is repealed.

 

About five hours later, Damian Abraham, frontman of Toronto hardcore stompers Fucked Up, responded with the following:

 

"Don't get me wrong, I think the AZ immigration bill is horrible and must be repealed but I also think that indie bands boycotting the state is inane. Do Stars honestly think that by denying the state their brand of dreamy pop that they're going to force the governor's hand? All this does is not give the people that like your band enough credit and assumes that they are in someway supportive of the bill. Mind you, if you are Nickleback and a fan base of those types of douche bags then boycotting is a good strategy."

 

Stars followed up by bringing up Abraham's recent appearances on Fox News' Red Eye, and restating their belief in the boycott and its power as a gesture. Abraham stressed the importance of direction in a boycott, claiming that Stars' approach "lacks nuance." Overall, the argument remained quite cordial.

 

Since then, Stars has been responding to several followers about their stance. You can follow their thoughts and statements at @montrealstars, or continue to read Abraham's side via @leftfordamian.

 

In other Fucked Up news, the band posted a new song this past Friday entitled "Here Lies Are" on their Looking For Gold blog, with almost no information accompanying it. Turns out, it will be appearing on a split 12" with Norwegian noise-pop group Sarena-Maneesh, which will be released by the Norwegian label Best Of Both Worlds.

 

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Man, I love Canadian feuds about American politics. Amazing that people are still pulling the "You Were On Fox News" card with this band.

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Obama is weak , he is a loser

AZ bill is awesome, we need now to have it running in CA where illegals suffocate our state much more, how can we pass it in CA, where's the petition, who must i contact?

bill

oh damn, someone trying to start that sheeeit!

just move to AZ if you're so into racism and discrimination, that bill would never fly in CA. yeah, "illegals" are suffocating your state. tell that to the garment, food service, farm, and custodial industries that are begging for even more cheap labor to exploit. your facts are backwards.

Obama is gonna kick some racist ass on this. prepare to see AZ get pwnd.

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