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Downtown Boys Pen Open Letter to Coachella Owner

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Downtown Boys have penned an open letter to the owner of Coachella over anti-LGBTQ donations:

    Of course, to participate in this festival at all means playing a capitalist and mainstream music venture, but we can make demands within that framework, and it is totally unacceptable that money from its owners or anyone for that matter ever goes to anti-LGBTQ organizations or any efforts that endorse hate. We need to call this all out, though it can’t end there. We need to work to redistribute the cultural and economic resources so that Coahcella no longer holds so much power. We need to increase public funding for the arts so that musicians are not dependent on people like Anschutz to pay our checks.

  2. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    listen to this band, guys!!!!!!!!!
  3. skylardarsh


    my god that letter was just mind-numbingly stupid
  4. Terry


    Just don't play it? Is that not obvious? What some rich guy does with his money, no matter the (legal) source, is no ones business.
  5. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    lol you guysssssss
  6. St. Nate

    من النهر إلى البحر Prestigious

    How dare they use this opportunity and their careers as a platform to call out homophobia!
  7. Terry


    I have zero problem with calling out homophobia, it's the calling it out in ONE GUY that I don't get. If you don't like what he's about, don't play. That seems simple.