Jack White Shares Tribute to Meg White After Viral Tweet Calling White Stripes Drummer “Terrible”

Jack White has taken to social media to reply to a viral tweet posted by journalist Lachlan Markay calling Meg White a “horrible” drummer. On Instagram, White posted an image of White together with an unique poem, which reads:

To be born in one other time,
any period however our personal would’ve been effective.
100 years from now,
1000 years from now,
another distant, totally different, time.
one with out demons, cowards and vampires out for blood,
one with the constructive inspiration to foster what is sweet.
an empty subject the place no tall purple poppies are minimize down,
the place we may lay all day, every single day, on the nice and cozy and refined floor,
and know simply what to say and what to play to conjure our personal sounds.
and be one with the others throughout us,
and even nonetheless those who got here earlier than,
and assist ourselves to all their love,
and move it on once more as soon as extra.
to have bliss upon bliss upon bliss,
to be with out worry, negativity or ache,
and to stand up each morning, and be blissful to do all of it once more.


Questlove additionally weighed in on the controversy, writing, “I attempt to go away ‘troll views’ alone however this proper right here is out of line af. Truly what’s incorrect w music is folks choking the life out of music like an Instagram filter —making an attempt to achieve a excessive of music perfection that doesn’t even serve the music (or music). This is the reason I stroll that Dilla path and play like a drunken sloppy af beginner as a result of them flaws is the human aspect in music that’s lacking. Actual movie >>>>>>> IG filter photograph.”

Jack White‘s ex-wife Karen Elson commented: “Not solely is Meg White a incredible drummer, Jack [White] additionally mentioned the White Stripes could be nothing with out her. To the journalist who dissed her, maintain my ex husband’s ex spouse identify out of your f*cking mouth. (Please and Thank You)”

Markay has since issued an apology to White and walked again his feedback. “By now you’ve in all probability seen an ill-advised (and since-deleted) tweet I despatched out yesterday in regards to the White Stripes and Meg White,” he mentioned on Twitter. “It was an over-the-top tackle TWS and White as a drummer, and was, let’s face it, simply really terrible in each method. Petty, obnoxious, simply plain incorrect.” He added:

I don’t know if Meg White herself noticed that tweet. I hope not, as a result of I think about it wouldn’t really feel nice to see a stranger dumping on you want that. So to Meg White: I’m sorry. Actually. And to ladies within the music enterprise typically, who I feel are disproportionately topic to this form of shit, I’m sorry to have fed that as nicely. I’m actually going to attempt to be extra considerate sooner or later, each on right here and off.

“I’ve been pondering to myself as all this—once more, utterly justified—hate is available in over the past 24 hours: why did I really write that? It’s not what I actually assume, and I prefer to assume I’m not the asshole it made me out to be, or at the least I attempt to not be.

I feel the reply, partially, is that form of vicious sniping is one thing that we—us on-line of us—are inclined to reward with eyes and clicks. And I feel I obtained caught up in that implicit incentive construction with a needlessly inflammatory, downright imply, and most significantly false take.

The White Stripes are amongst this 12 months’s nominees for the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame.