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

Jack White has taken to social media to answer 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 wonderful.
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 optimistic inspiration to foster what is nice.
an empty area the place no tall purple poppies are reduce down,
the place we may lay all day, daily, on the nice and cozy and delicate 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 concern, negativity or ache,
and to stand up each morning, and be completely satisfied 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 fallacious w music is individuals 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 track (or music). For this 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 implausible drummer, Jack [White] additionally mentioned the White Stripes could be nothing with out her. To the journalist who dissed her, hold my ex husband’s ex spouse title 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 concerning 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 fallacious.” 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 girls within the music enterprise typically, who I believe are disproportionately topic to this kind of shit, I’m sorry to have fed that as properly. 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 during the last 24 hours: why did I truly write that? It’s not what I actually suppose, and I prefer to suppose I’m not the asshole it made me out to be, or no less than I strive to not be.

I believe the reply, partly, is that kind of vicious sniping is one thing that we—us on-line people—are inclined to reward with eyes and clicks. And I believe I acquired 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.

Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
Rafael Gomes de Azevedo
He started his career as a columnist, contributing to the staff of a local blog. His articles with amusing views on everyday situations in the news soon became one of the main features of the current editions of the blog. For the divergences of thought about which direction the blog would follow. He left and founded three other great journalistic blogs,, and With a certain passion for writing, holder of a versatile talent, in addition to coordinating, directing, he writes fantastic scripts quickly, he likes to say that he writes for a select group of enthusiasts in love with serious and true writing.


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