Deadmau5 and DJ Pauly D Declare Twitter War
The internet has made it a lot easier for people to make their work available for public consumption, but it hasn't done much to educate those people on the consequences of asking the entire world for artistic feedback. For example, let us consider the recent Twitter feud that kicked off when DJ Pauly D of 'Jersey Shore' fame posted his latest music video and asked people for their thoughts.
Foolishly taking Pauly's request at face value, Deadmau5 offered some constructive criticism, tweeting, "Well since you asked, I didn't really enjoy it. It looked like it cost about $150 to make, and nothing really creative about it." He followed with a bit of advice, saying, "yer 'overmarketing' the hell out of it. Just being honest. Your fans aren't idiots. Engage them, and the music will do the selling."
For Pauly, of course, Deadmau5's comments fell under the ever-expanding rubric of "hating." In a subsequent tweet, he told followers, "T-Shirt $40 Jeans $120 Hair Gel $12 Being Hated On By Deadmau5 #Priceless"
At this point, Deadmau5 started to get a little hot under the collar, responding, "Hating? The f---? You clearly don't know me enough if you thought that was 'hating.' Was just some friendly-ish advice."
You can read the rundown of the whole conversation -- along with chipper interjections from someone named Tom Chiang -- at Perez Hilton's recap. You can also, should you so desire, watch the Pauly D video that started the whole imbroglio, which we've embedded below. Enjoy! Unless you're a hater, that is.
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