Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor Reacts To Fan Saying He Attacked Women

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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor reacted to backlash from Taylor Swift fans for criticizing her and other artists for not speaking out more about what is happening in the world in a new Kerrang interview. He also responded to someone who said he was ‘attacking’ women like Swift with his comments.

“My point being that there are many, many artists that are far more successful and relevant to youth than me in 2018.”

“Over the years I have learned that if you have influence and you feel strongly about something, then maybe it’s your civic cultural duty to speak. My point in bringing this up isn’t to re-articulate this, but there’s a real concern about careers and the consequences of having a voice, which feels, to me, at odds with being an artist in general.”

“The difficulty of doing promotional press,” he says, leaning forwarding and fixing Kerrang right in the eyes, “is that I feel we’re having a conversation, a discussion, in which some relevant points are made, and some stupid shit comes along, too. It’s not the fault of the New York Times piece itself, but the other 50 articles that reference it, with headlines like ‘Trent Reznor slams Taylor Swift.’ It goes around the room and suddenly I’m like, ‘I said what?!’ It’s pointless to try to explain, particularly to the angry mob.”

“They’re not interested [in an explanation].”

“I saw someone ask, ‘Why are you attacking women?’ I thought, ‘What the fuck are you talking about?’”

  • Kooler Than Jesus

    “It’s not the fault of the New York Times piece itself, but the other 50 articles that reference it, with headlines like ‘Trent Reznor slams Taylor Swift.’ It goes around the room and suddenly I’m like, ‘I said what?!’”

    One of those 50 articles saying that he was attacking Taylor Swift (when he really wasn’t) was written by you, Brett. You even said that he was attacking Swift for not talking shit about Trump and for not sharing his liberal thoughts, which couldn’t be further from the truth… 😛 XD

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  • big guy

    Brett, how does it feel to make money making clickbait, anyway? From that look on your face, not very good. Life must have turned out way different than you expected.

  • Mark Quist

    Irony

  • Jared K

    Cmon, Brett. We talked about this clickbait shit. Am I going to have to come over and spank you some?

  • Gotharts Billy Levenberg

    Is altnation/rolling Stones hiring millennials if so, I can so write a well written opinion piece about the state of affairs in culture and arts? If your serious about hiring me hit me up.