Weezerpedia:Featured quote February 2024
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Featured quote - Music journalist Quinn Moreland, in response to a letter Rivers Cuomo wrote to fans ahead of the release of Pinkerton.
What does it mean for an artist to ask his fans to forgive his misogyny preemptively? Does this acknowledgement excuse it? Perhaps initially, one may choose to listen to Cuomo’s instructions and view it as some sort of concept record, as Pinkerton was originally meant to be. But misogyny isn’t “conceptual”; it’s a very real problem, and Weezer has a big problem with it. As Jenny Zhang wrote in Rookie regarding her personal relationship to Pinkerton’s “Across the Sea,” “The only person present in these songs is the white man imagining all of it.”
-Quinn Moreland, Jezebel