By Grant Bailey (@GrantDBailey)
Nondescript shoegaze band posts inflammatory hate tweets about superior punks. Gets dropped by label. A win for music.
That’s the story in a nutshell. Bay Area post-rockers Whirr thought it would be a good idea to hurl some misguided abuse at G.L.O.S.S, a punk band from Washington who have just released a pretty smashing demo of transgender anthems.
Twitter was quick to utterly destroy them, just in time for their label, Run For Cover, to give them the shaft.
Whirr posted an apology earlier, completely sincere in their schoolboy ignorance.
Takeaways from this event:
Boasting about your transphobic views on social media is dumb and will be swiftly punished.