If you follow James McMahon, the editor or Kerrang!, on Twitter, you’ll know he’s quite loose with his opinions and words. A few big names like Paramore and Bring Me The Horizon have stood against him, and Kerrang! in the cross fire, over what he says, what he does, and how he’s editing the magazine that so many mini greebos cherish so dearly.
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And his latest spat might just be his biggest yet. In his recent Twitter rant, he complained about bands that write about girls, how books are far more important than learning guitar scales, and that if you weren’t bullied in school, you don’t deserve to be in a rock band.
He’s also complaining that he’s sick of seeing bands with members that look like Primark models in them, which has been deemed pretty discriminatory by the rock industry – if you’re genetically a beautiful person, that’s something you literally cannot control.
Some cool kids of the rock industry aren’t happy about this latest spat at all. Sam from Mallory Knox posted a screenshot of a little emotional essay about how he thinks what he’s saying is bullshit:
Normally keep quiet but sometimes i read something so silly I worry people will actually buy into that way of thinking pic.twitter.com/Tz6B0aIKP5
— Sam Douglas (@Sam_Mallory) April 11, 2017
Damn straight Sam. I guess the whole issue here is that the point of making rock music is that it shouldn’t matter what you wear, what you do or where you come from – all that matters is that you’re in it for the music. And the editor of a rock music magazine should understand this more than anyone.
The rest of Twitter agreed:
How has this idiot still got a job? pic.twitter.com/yIo82cL7cn
— Dave Buck (@davetherc) April 12, 2017
that Kerrang editor is such a joke lmaoo
— CJ (@charlotteyjones) April 11, 2017
McMahon has now deleted his twitter account, or has had it deactivated at least so unfortunately you can’t read his tweets, but if you just search his name on Twitter, it’s all there for your viewing pleasure.
We obviously can’t comment on the future for McMahon, but you know you’re on eggshells when there’s an actual petition to get you fired from your job. Good luck McMahon – you’re definitely going to need it.