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Normal People: Vivian Girls, like, take it back

Normal People: Vivian Girls, like, take it back

The Vivian Girls have apologized on their blog for the kerfuffle they caused when they dissed "normal people" in an uncensored video interview earlier this week.

 

In Friday's blogpost Kickball Katy apologized on behalf of the band, explaining "We are definitely young and definitely have a stupid sense of humor, we were not being serious in those videos. We were just goofing around, and we are going to be more careful in future interviews."

 

In her original response to the backlash, which has since been deleted from the blog, Katy wrote "If we offended you in any way, shape or form, we apologize. Those videos were edited to be as controversial as possible, but that is no excuse for coming off as so ignorant."

 

The video, which did the rounds on Wednesday, polarized viewers into pro- and anti-Vivian Girl camps, with one commenter describing it as "more annoying, and bratty than a Kanye West quote." But Kickball Katy maintains she and the girls were just being sarcastic. "I'm sorry! We were being really sarcastic in those videos...the phrase "normal people" is just ridiculous, we love applebee's, and I have also taken a few yoga classes in my day."  [Stereogum]

 

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Vivian Girls

Good for them. Controversy over. Now we can just go back to listening to good music!

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Johnmel/P1270021.jpg Johnmel

If it's good music you're looking for, move along. One of the worst shows I've ever seen, and I've seen plenty of bad stuff.

Gabi Porter

Yeah, I saw them before I'd ever heard of them and make sure to note down their name as a band I want to avoid forevermore.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/countessian/n669480319_1120716_1209.jpg rachel juarez-carr

y'all are haterzzzz, probably jealous fools in rival bands

Vivian Girls are tight and write songs that are catchy as hell

john henry

Why do a lot of hipsters talk down reggae and other more rhythmically interesting styles? Do they hate West Indians a lot or just all black people?
I bet the Vivian Girls really are sick of...like...chocolate people...LIKE IT IS SO AW-FA-L.
Stymied in Weekapaug

Bob Diffley

You've got to be freaking kidding me. People were offended for being called normal? And The Vivian Girls actually had to issue a formal apology? It's sad that the controversy hounds have stopped hunting for offensive statements and started hunting offensive ideas. Jesus Christ.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Ethan/nirvana-corporate-rock-whoresjpg.jpg EStan

Yeah, Countessian and me are in a rival band together and our sole purpose in life is hate the Vivian Girls... and take pictures of it. Catchy songs? Since when is tuneless droning considered catchy?

Gabi Porter

^^^^^ Nice.

EStan- I don't think people were offended at being called "normal" it was more the utter disdain for anyone not in a band that the Vivian Girls displayed during the videos. I don't think they should have had to issue an apology, but those videos definitely weren't a good look for them.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

just for the record i was the one who started the band gabi and countess are in but they kicked me out for being too normal.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/chris/pony.jpg chris

Andrew
Maybe I'm missing something, but the sarcasm was completely obvious to me, and it didn't seem even pretentious to me at all. This is like the indie rock equivalent of the Sean Avery "sloppy seconds" suspension.

Gabi, Countess and Chris: that band sounds awesome, but when the Vivian Girls come after you, where do you run to?

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Ethan/nirvana-corporate-rock-whoresjpg.jpg EStan

Run? Who's running? I'll drop those drunk girls with their cheeseburger tattoos with my killer normalness.

Gabi Porter

You could destroy them by throwing TGI Friday's gift cards at them I bet.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/thestorfer/1202393jpeg.jpeg andross

You guys should name the band "The Normies."

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Ethan/nirvana-corporate-rock-whoresjpg.jpg EStan

I can't say I was offended, that would imply that I care about this band, their music, or their opinion on anything. I just think it was lame, and if they were trying to be funny then they missed the mark completely.

Why am I even still talking about this..?

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Al/batmulletjpg.jpg Al

how bout "Normie and the co-workers"..?

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Al/batmulletjpg.jpg Al

In that case, I guess Chris would be Normie.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Ethan/nirvana-corporate-rock-whoresjpg.jpg EStan

Seriously -- can we do this? Like, transcontinentally?

I did used to be in a band but I hated rehearsing, hated recording and only liked playing live because I loved taking pictures of the other bands. I was much happier when I reverted to photography, but I would, like, totally start a band with Gabi and Chris.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/countessian/n669480319_1120716_1209.jpg rachel juarez-carr

Can I smack a tambourine off rhythm and gyrate violently on stage while you guys play?

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Al/batmulletjpg.jpg Al

Only if you sell enough coke.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Ethan/nirvana-corporate-rock-whoresjpg.jpg EStan

..but that might attract hipsters.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Al/batmulletjpg.jpg Al

after getting kicked out i formed normie's stilts.

/site_media/uploads/images/users/chris/pony.jpg chris

We could make a viral video starring a reunited cast of Cheers.

Gabi Porter

Except instead of Boston, it would be Williamsburg, and instead of "Where Everybody Knows Your Name" it would be "Where everyone sings along to Journey and contemplates which persona to put on tonight."

/site_media/uploads/images/users/Ethan/nirvana-corporate-rock-whoresjpg.jpg EStan

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