Hey, remember the other week everyone was talking about Threatin, the LA rock band who basically lied about how many fans they had, then booked a tour and ended up playing to nobody.
Well, the venues, session players and support acts who lost out to the stint certainly remember.
Anyway, in an utterly cringeworthy Tommy-Wisseau-like flourish, the band’s frontman and only true member Jered Threatin, has just released what he probably thinks is a really smart, inscrutable statement:
“What is Fake News? I turned an empty room into an international headline. If you are reading this, you are part of the illusion.”
What is Fake News? I turned an empty room into an international headline. If you are reading this, you are part of the illusion.#Marketing #Psychology #SocialMedia #FakeNews #Threatin #BreakingTheWorld #MusicIndustry @NBCNews @BBCNews @JoeRogan @RollingStone @billboard pic.twitter.com/vsvHHPDpze— Threatin (@JeredThreatin) November 14, 2018
And against a backdrop of everybody being pissed off with him, digging into his uncool Missouri past and making fun of his art and shit, his brother (of all people) issued a coruscating statement to Metal Injection.
“All I can say is I’m disappointed in the choices my brother as made. With the current news shedding light on his real identity and our relation, and that we did have a band together in the past, I have to actively disassociate myself with his current actions.
“It is my opinion that with the same amount of effort and money, of which I’m sure he’s borrowed a lot, there’s no doubt in my mind, with his talent, he could have done something in a legitimate and respectable manner. Instead, he’s gone the route of manipulation and deceit. While he may try to spin all this as an elaborate hoax of sorts, I can assure you, knowing my brother, that this indeed was a failed attempt at entering the music industry.
“It’s true that my brother and I had a somewhat successful regional band together, but we split up, mostly, due to Jered wanting to take things in the direction you all see before you. I, personally, have no tolerance for these kinds of antics. In contrast, I do things in a legitimate way. The opportunities I have had has been a product of hard work and dedication, and not through any means of misconception or deceit. It is my goal with this statement not to disown my brother, but to disassociate, and express my detest for, his recent actions in the music industry.”
Yeesh – Thanksgiving’s going to be a pretty awkward affair at the old Threaten place this week.
Anyway, here’s a fun take:
i tUrNeD An eMpTy rOoM InTo aN InTeRnAtIoNaL HeAdLiNe pic.twitter.com/K0ItSdCpy4— Briony Edwards (@brionybriony) November 14, 2018