Ya know what, I’m done with those people who get mad when someone hates on their favorite musical artist, but then bashes someone else’s.
The other day I was on this app called iFunny and there was someone with an account called “I_HATE_EMO_FAGS” and I was scrolling through their pictures. Each one was all about hating on the “fags” that listen to bands like Pierce the Veil, Bring me the Horizon, Asking Alexandria, ect. Some of the pictures were REALLY offensive, so I reported the account and it was eventually shut down.
But as I was scrolling through the comments section, and their were people saying that those bands don’t suck and they saved their lives, and it’s not ok to hate on a band just because you don’t like their music.
One of the users who was saying things like that was “Hospital-for-Souls” which happens to be one of my favorite songs by BMTH, so I clicked on his/her profile. It was a nice profile, with some funny pictures and some pictures of their favorite bands. But as I scroll down, I see a picture of Lil Wayne. And thought to myself, “that’s cool how they like rap too” because I like rap. So I clicked on it, and the caption said “Wow…people think this is actually music?!”
OK. HOLD UP.
You just went on a rant about how people shouldn’t hate on a musical artist just because you don’t like it, yet you do the same exact thing?!
NO. NO NO NO. NOT COOL BRO.
I happen to like lil Wayne. I like Pierce the Veil. I like One Direction. I like Green Day. I like the Cinematic Orchestra. I like Bring Me The Horizon. I like P!nk. I like Drake. I like Mac Miller. I like Flux Pavilion. I like Florence and The Machine. I like Adele. I like Ghost Town. And plenty of other bands and artist from every genre.
So you stand up for your favorite bands because the music has special meaning to you, maybe it saved your life or helped you through a tough time, but say other music is trash?
I’m not saying “6 ft 7 ft” by Lil Wayne saved my life, or that “That’s That Shit” by Snoop Dog has some deep meaning to me, but that doesn’t make them bad songs.
It doesn’t matter if the type of music you like has powerful lyrics or some emotional connection. What matters is that it makes you happy, it makes you smile, it makes love life just a little bit more. That’s what matters. If what makes you happy has deep meaning to you? Great. If it doesn’t? Awesome. If it’s in a different language? That’s cool too. I don’t care if hearing Beyoncé belt out is your favorite part of the day or if you listen to Beethoven on repeat or if you know every word of your favorite KPOP song.
IT DOESNT MATTER AS LONG AS IT MAKES YOU HAPPY.
So please, try to keep an open mind and don’t hate.
Message me (or whatever you do on here, I’m new to tumblr so I don’t know) what your favorite songs are! If you have a story to go along with it, I’d love to hear about it.
(P.S. If you read all of this, thank you for listening to my rant. I really do appreciate it :D but tell me if you guys want more, or none at all. I don’t want to crowd your dashboard with stuff you don’t want to see! I’m open to any comments/questions/opinions you guys have!)