Nikki Sixx Accuses Taylor Swift Of 'Whining'
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx is taking heat on social media after calling Taylor Swift a whiner.
“Is it just me or does Taylor Swift always seems (sic) likes (sic) she’s whining about something new every-time (sic) she’s gonna drop an album?,” the 63-year-old rocker tweeted on Saturday. He added the hashtag “WorIsMeMarketing” (presumably intending “WoeIsMeMarketing").
Swifties and others were quick to pounce on Sixx.
“As a fan of both you and Taylor I am disappointed in you. What a misogynistic, uninformed comment,” tweeted Candice Seeger. “And yea it’s just you!!!”
Sixx’s tweet was likely in response to Swift’s public statement about last week’s Ticketmaster debacle during a presale for her upcoming The Eras Tour. In an Instagram Story on Friday, Swift said it is difficult “to trust an outside entity” and “excruciating for me to just watch mistakes happen with no recourse.”
Many of those who replied to Sixx’s tweet expressed disappointment and some schooled him on timing.
“It’s just you,” wrote one. “p.s.-if you had any idea what’s going on, you’d also know the album’s been out for a month.” Another tweeted: “Umm the album came out a month ago, right? To a pretty regular amount of promotion and not really any ‘whining’?”
Others clapped back with shots at Mötley Crüe. “At least she is still releasing albums and not milking past glory,” one opined. Another tweet read: “But did she call it a retirement tour?” (Oh, snap.)
Of course, Sixx had some people in his corner. “I mean… he’s not wrong,” one person tweeted.
So far, Swift – who responded to comments by Damon Albarn earlier this year – seems to be shaking off Sixx's comment.
I could not care less about her music, but she seems like a good human being. She supports independent record stores and stands up for people/her beliefs. If she is gonna battle Ticketmaster, she gets even more points.— Jeremiah (@TooFastForBlood) November 19, 2022
She's at least relevant.— Leper Messiah (@getabetterseat) November 19, 2022
Nikki, this was NOT the way to go. Metallica did the same when prices got out of hand, did you consider that whining? Fighting to reclaim your masters & publicly calling out a platform that makes tickets unaffordable to the fans that are the root of your success is not whining— TracyDeMar (@tracydemar) November 21, 2022
YESSSSSS. Thank you for saying it out loud. Just had this conversation at work yesterday, and everyone said Iwas being brutal.— jennifer bonney (@rvgypsyrn) November 19, 2022
She also whines on her songs.... Very tiring— SofieNyxx (@NixxSofie) November 21, 2022
If "whining" means standing up for herself and her fans that where screwed over by ticketmaster this past week then I wish more artists would start "whining." BTW her album came out nearly a month ago. Bad move to speak out against Taylor, Old Man.— Ryanne (@ryanneann2006) November 20, 2022
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