Radiohead Show Gets Picketed by Westboro Baptist Church
It’s not uncommon to see members of the Westboro Baptist Church picketing outside of gay rights events, but outside of a Radiohead concert? That’s a first. Before Thom Yorke and co. took the stage in Kansas City, Mo., the Brits were met with a hoard of hateful, sign-wielding Westboro Baptists.
According to the group’s website (via Pitchfork), Radiohead are “freak monkeys with mediocre tunes” and that the rockers “keep you busy and focused by lightness.” First of all, what’s a freak monkey? Second of all, keeping busy by listening to some kicka– music (can you really label Radiohead as “mediocre”?) doesn’t sound all that evil to us.
The group goes on in their loathing rant towards Radiohead, writing, “You try to get the people to look at the nonsense and not at the wrath of God that abides upon them. ‘Look at the circus monkey over there and the fluffy setting, blah, blah…’ Meanwhile, God is undoing this nation and effecting [sic] all of your lives, with the moth that quietly eats the very fabric of your national garment. Radiohead is just such an event.”
It’s a good thing the guys from Radiohead didn’t seem too bothered by the incident — in fact, producer Nigel Godrich was downright amused by the Westboro Baptist protests. On his official Twitter account, he posted the above picture and wrote, “Highlight of the tour so far… Being picketed by westboro baptist church this evening.. Hoorah!”
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