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August 28, 2019 7:40 PM   Subscribe

Madilyn Bailey wrote a song only using hate comments from her YouTube channel.
posted by roue (19 comments total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
Related previously.
posted by tobascodagama at 8:14 PM on August 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


On Facebook, someone I have never heard of and with whom I have no friends in common sent me a one-word message:

ASSHOLE

It is a small yet enduring mystery.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 8:14 PM on August 28, 2019 [12 favorites]


Similar, but very different: HIDE's "Chainsaw"
The lyrics to Chainsaw aren't written by the band, rather, they are a slew of verbal assaults they have received repeatedly on the street, often while in the company of a child.
Warning: awful, angry lyrics over brutal industrial noise. Performed as the opener in their recent/current tour.
posted by filthy light thief at 9:01 PM on August 28, 2019 [4 favorites]


I like her. I like all the use of "no offense" in particular, especially all the misspellings of it.
posted by jenfullmoon at 9:06 PM on August 28, 2019 [6 favorites]


In a similar vein, "Troll" by Kawehi (Kawehi previously on MeFi).
posted by Caduceus at 9:06 PM on August 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


I'm gonna be sad but not surprised if I wake up and there are like ten more "in a similar vein" songs linked in this thread.
posted by Caduceus at 9:11 PM on August 28, 2019


On Facebook, someone I have never heard of and with whom I have no friends in common sent me a one-word message:

ASSHOLE

It is a small yet enduring mystery


Just appreciate the self-labelling and move on
posted by nubs at 9:32 PM on August 28, 2019 [6 favorites]


Clever!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:09 PM on August 28, 2019 [1 favorite]


The horrid insults sung in that sweet voice . It’s great! I had a weird mystery stalker at one point. They seem to be a failed artist. The Internet is full of weirdness
posted by Katjusa Roquette at 10:31 PM on August 28, 2019


I'm not sure if she still does it, but Twitch streamer Sweet Anita (the one with Tourette's) used to devote part of her broadcasting time once a week to hilariously mock the sweatiest/horniest/most vulgar items from her comments section with/for her live viewing audience, calling the segment "Thirsty Thursdays".

I thought it an ingenious practice to tame the stress monster that is 'the Comments', while also doing some great modeling for any perhaps under-socialized members of her audience: "Dudes, don't be this guy, ok? See how ridiculous this sounds out loud?"
(And as always, it's Content! to fill time / column inches.)
posted by bartleby at 12:20 AM on August 29, 2019 [4 favorites]


What a talented person. As my kids start posting things to the internet, I've been trying to warn them about what will happen in the comments; I think this sharing this song will be a wonderful way to help them understand a bit more about how you can be a terrific and talented person, doing everything right, and still have horrible little people crawl out of the woodwork to shit all over your happiness because it's about their compulsive need to share their hate with the world, and doesn't really have anything to do with you. Arguably the bigger the talent, the larger the crowd of awful people, because they're really just looking to usurp your audience.
posted by davejay at 1:25 AM on August 29, 2019 [2 favorites]


See also Hate Loops by HAINBACH, which adds a different physical dimension to artistic catharsis in response to mean-spirited YT comments.
posted by Lesser Spotted Potoroo at 3:59 AM on August 29, 2019 [3 favorites]


So brilliant.
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:59 AM on August 29, 2019


I've listened to this four times already. Not just funny, actually catchy! Loved it!
posted by hiker U. at 7:04 AM on August 29, 2019


The initial link and Hate Loops are both spectacular.
posted by Nancy Lebovitz at 7:15 AM on August 29, 2019


my band did this too. it doesn't sound as nice. War on Women - Youtube Comments
posted by capnsue at 7:57 AM on August 29, 2019 [3 favorites]


Capnsue, that's awesome!
posted by starfishprime at 6:26 AM on August 30, 2019


Wonderful! Thanks for posting.
posted by Jpfed at 6:31 PM on August 31, 2019


I was looking at Futurama quotes earlier for another thread, and realized that my all-time favorite one was more appropriate for this one:

"No offense, Fry, but you've become a fat sack of crap."

(Underlining, of course, the absurdity of the idea that adding the words "no offense" removes the inherent offense from the horrible thing you're saying.)
posted by The Underpants Monster at 10:48 PM on August 31, 2019 [1 favorite]


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