Jack White on reality shows: ‘Clint Eastwood … it’s such a disappointment’

Jack White

Jack White covers the January issue of Esquire UK, and the cover itself is so uncharacteristically simplistic for the magazine (which has, to be perfectly honest, favored cluttered messes of late) that one cannot help but pay attention to the main attraction. Then again, I adore Jack White not only for his music (especially the White Stripes as well as those neverending side projects) but also for his no-nonsense attitude. He’s also a very chivalrous guy and once leapt into an audience to rescue a girl who had fainted before she could get stampeded by the crowd. Can you imagine waking up, looking up at those gorgeous curls, and then realizing that you are inexplicably in Jack White’s arms?

Anyway, Jack not only looks like his usual pale, weird-ass self in this Esquire shoot but also lets us know what he’s really thinking about today’s trends in music and television. For one thing, he’s completely disgusted with Clint Eastwood’s decision to appear in that dumb reality show at the behest of his famewore wife, Dina Ruiz (who may or may not be Mrs. Eastwood for much longer). Jack also takes aim at social media and (yes!) the artifice that is Lady Gaga. Here are some excerpts:

Jack White

He’s not a fan of reality shows: “The goal of modern celebrity is to make yourself into the lowest common denominator, ‘Hey, I’m a guy just like you. I like beer, a football game.’ Especially in reality television, you’ll see what people will go so far as to make a fool out of themselves just to prove that. I don’t want to see a reality show about Michelangelo. You know, There’s no reason to put yourself in a position that makes things completely un-special.”

He doesn’t like Twitter at all: “I think the only people who should have Twitter accounts are comedians. Because it’s all about one-liners. I would use it if Conan O’Brien or Reggie Watts or Stephen Colbert were to walk into a room and tell me one joke and leave. But you don’t want Gore Vidal telling you, ‘I’m doing my dishes right now.’”

He hates Lady Gaga’s music: “I don’t think she lives it because it’s all artifice… It’s all image with no meaning behind it. You can’t sink your teeth into it. It’s a sound bite. It’s very of this age, because that’s what people want. They want a Twitter line, a Jpeg, an MP3.”

[From Esquire UK]

Finally, someone inside the music industry has the balls to say what many of us civilians have already realized — Lady Gaga is a vaccum. A non-entity. She’s like the obnoxious James Franco of pop music. Those two should really get married and make each other disappear. I think I’d be happy if that happened, and I know that Jack White would enjoy it too. Then I could marry Jack White, and we could have very pale babies together! Sigh.

Jack White

Jack White

Photos courtesy of Esquire UK

 

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  1. Jade says:

    I agree with him about Gaga, she’s fun but I find the music lacking. I’m loving this photoshoot, thanks for covering this!!!

  2. mimifarrow says:

    Oh Jack…so glad he stuck around and continues to be rad. He’s like my Überdong.

  3. Ranunculus says:

    Love this guy, greatest bad ass rocker ever!

  4. marie says:

    love him, love him, love him and completely agree on all those points..

  5. Tanguerita says:

    Agree with his every word.

    • V4Real says:

      I’m not a fan of Gaga so I have to agree with Jack on that.

      But what I have to point out is the double standards that I find all over Cele/Bitchy. Jack White is a hero for stating his opinions about reality television but when Adam Levine stated his opinion a few days ago about Honey Boo Boo’s show he was called a douche.
      So basically if it’s a celebrity that people love that celebrity can talk shit about anybody and it’s ok but if it’s a celebrity that people hate they best keep their mouths shut about others. Yes I would say that’s a big double standard.

      • HadleyB says:

        Adam is a douche because he IS a douche and no matter what he says it seems like he’s trying to be something he’s not or trying to sound superior to everyone and snobby.

        Jack White is real, true and non douchey. He has a slight bitch face that I love and while he maybe bitchy at times he never acts or sounds snobby or above people.

        There are some celebs that I hate that no matter what they say or do I still dislike them but isn’t that true everywhere even in life?

        How I miss the White Stripes!

      • HulaHoop says:

        I think that Adam Levine was called a douche because he said that Honey Boo Boo was “literally” the worst thing to ever happen to Western civilization. I think that many of us share Mr. White’s opinion that reality T.V. is mediocre and distasteful while not necessarily thinking that it’s the worst thing to ever happen to modern society.

      • Sweet Dee says:

        Maybe if Jack had said “Lady Gaga is LITERALLY the worst thing ever to happen to life and civilization,” you would have a point here. However, Adam Levine went out of his way to make an idiotic and in no way literal (my main issue) pronouncement about Honey Boo Boo, whereas Jack White offered his perspective on Gaga.

        If you think that Levine actually thinks Honey Boo Boo is worse than slavery and the holocaust and you know, genocide and all of the wars ever then you’re outside your mind. The problem people have is with his hyperbolizing trivial things as “literally” the worst thing ever, showing how little credibility he literally has.

      • mercy says:

        You have a point, but it’s not that cut-and-dried. As others have pointed out, how they choose to express themselves has something to do with it. Jack used to be given to more extreme hyperbole, but he grew out of it. He’s still fairly candid with his thoughts, but it seems like he realised there were people who hung on his every word and journalists who would exploit it so he took it down a notch. Adam’s behaviour, on the other hand, often screams ‘Look at meee’ — and when you look, you realise there’s not a lot of there :: there :: . He seems rather shallow, like his music.

      • V4Real says:

        @ Sweet Dee
        I get what you guys are saying but double standards are double standards no matter how you try to dress it up. Adam can be a douche I have no problem with anyone calling him that; it doesn’t change the way I feel about him.

        To answer your question, no I don’t think Adam meant that Honey Boo Boo was worse than the Holocaust or slavery. For you to say that I’m out of my mind is very assuming of you. I just think that he meant that the show was extremely bad and he’s right about that. Now he could have said it differently; I’m not saying he’s the sharpest tool in the shed. But look at it this way. Some people said that George W. Bush was the worst thing to happen to America but I’m sure they are not saying that he was worse than slavery. They were just saying that he was a horrible president and they were glad to see him leave office.

        Jack dissed reality television and Gaga without sounding offensive; whereas Levine was pretty much straight forward in his dislike. It is still a diss, no matter how politely and intelligently you phrase it.

        And why many people praise Jack White; he pulled a diva antic by walking off the stage of his NY Performance at RCMH because he didn’t like the the sound quality of the place. He made it all about him instead of the fans that paid money to see him. I mention this because someone said that Levine makes things all about him but what celebrity don’t.

        @Mercy you said that Jack used to be extreme hyperbole but grew out of it. Hopefully one day Adam can learn how to use less intentional exaggeration. But we all do it. I am guilty of saying I’m so hungry I can eat a whole cow. It doesn’t mean I can literally eat a whole cow. We all know that the word literally is just used to emphasize things. I’m literally freezing my ass off; really, am I.

        Also Kudos to Jack for making it in this business the hard way but does that give him the right to criticize the struggling artists that sign up for talent shows because they are still struggling and may see a talent show as their shot for being heard and displaying their talents. Does he really think he’s better than them because he didn’t have to enter a contest to become famous(that’s a holier than though attitude). I said that because @HadleyB said that Jack doesn’t try to sound as if he’s above people. Sorry to all you Jack White fans but he has his faults too.

        BTW I get him not liking Twitter or FB but he’s not a fan of the internet either. He has every right not to like the internet but I apprecaite it because how else would we be able to share our comments and feelings towards celebrities.

      • mercy says:

        V4Real, I can appreciate what you’re saying. Adam is lucky to have a fan like you. I guess the difference to me comes down to sincerity.

        When Jack would go off on something, it felt like he really meant it. Not that he was seeking publicity, or lacking in humour or restraint, but that he really felt passionately about it.

        I admit I am not that ‘in the know’ or knowledgeable about Adam, but on the surface his motivations seem to point more in the direction of attention seeking celebrity than passionate artist. That’s why he’s spouting opinions like that on Twitter, why he does nude photo shoots with his girlfriend, etc. But I could be totally wrong.

        That is not to say Jack is without flaws, or not obsessed with himself or capable of thinking he is above it all. In fact, I think it could be argued that those are important components of how an artist defines themselves and their vision. Jack often seems to live in his own world and I think that’s part of what makes him unique in this day and age, when it has all been said and done before.

      • V4Real says:

        @ Mercy

        I get what you’re saying and your pretty much right.

        BTW I’m not that big of a fan of Adam, I just like some of his music. I also like Jack White. I was just using Levine to point out one of many double standards that are out there.

      • Sweet Dee says:

        Full disclosure: I am actually a fan of Adam’s music but due to a close encounter some years ago coupled with what I’ve heard him say since, I think his personality leaves things to be desired. Things like intelligence, compassion, sincerity and credibility.

        Here’s the thing: people throwing around the word “literally” to exaggerate a point is ridiculous and insincere. It causes them to lose their credibility, and your defending hyperbolic insincere rhetoric only paints you as ignorant. It does.

        You can call me assuming or whatever all you want, but when someone uses the word “literally” as an exaggeration they sound like a moron, and there is absolutely no double standard when comparing them to someone who uses words appropriately, indicating he knows what his words mean and chose them appropriately. The double standard you speak of does not exist when one person uses the English language purposefully and intentionally, while one acts as if he does not know nor care about the meaning of what comes out of his face.

        In fact, your second comment defending Adam and placing his words on the same level as Jack’s only come off as you not understanding what a double standard is. I said you were outside your mind if you think Adam was sincere, and I would say that about anybody. That you defended him by saying he was in fact not sincere when Jack obviously is, proves that you do not understand the term “double standard,” and have no regard for credibility. Of course, I do not know you–I am only reflecting on the person you portray in your comments.

      • V4Real says:

        Sweet Dee Please just stop. Loses credibility come on. White and Levine are singers they are not running for public office. Who gives a crap if they come off crediable or not. Jeez it was a lighthearted interview. The interviewer wasn’t asking his stance on wordly issues such as the economy and wars or any other important issues such as those. I know very well what a double standard is and there was one in my comparison. And to call someone ignorant b/c they use the word literally as an exaggeration is very ignorant of you. Much of this country has probably used that word in that way. So forgive millions and millions of people for being ignorant. And how do you know Jack was sincere; do you know him personally. Maybe you just feel that way b/c you’re a fan of his. Anyways like I said a double standard is a double standard no matter how you dress it up. I wasn’t defending Adam I was pointing out the double standard. It could have been anybody and I would have said the same thing. Sorry you had a bad encounter with him I’m sure it was him, not you. I wonder would you feel the same about Jack if you had the same kind of bad encounter with him. I know you think he’s so sincere and all. I bet those fans who he walked off stage on are not feeling his sincerity. I apologize for all the people who use the word literally as a form of exaggeration it’s clear that they are beneath you. Ok so I don’t know you either but this is a reflection of how you are portraying yourself in your comments as well. BTW what was your bad encounter; did you try to jump on the train but it had already left the station; do tell.

      • Sweet Dee says:

        Blah blah blah you don’t understand words. I get it. At your request, I’m stopping now.

        As an aside to your low blow (I guess asking if I’m a trampy groupie? classy, thx), I would not touch Levine with a ten foot pole now or ever because he isn’t my type. I like big men who don’t come off as womanizers and talk out their asses.

        The encounter I was referring to was him being a douche on my college campus while I was doing an outreach project with the chemistry club. We invited local elementary schools’ 5th graders to campus to watch a show where we taught them scientific principles within the frame of a Harry Potter story (spoiler: it was science not magic!) and Adam was performing later that night on campus (this was in ’04 before they were huge). He was making out with and groping some chick on the steps of the building as the kids were entering and didn’t think to move, so when someone politely mentioned that he was sort of in the way, they just moved about ten feet to the left so at least the kiddos didn’t have to step over their legs. Most of the guest teachers complained that it was grossly inappropriate, due to the way he was touching her.

  6. Skipper says:

    Yes. It’s all about instant gratification. I liked gaga better when she was more trite. She tries to be serious and send a message and its no fun anymore, nor is it any good.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      I liked the early Gaga(2008,2009), esp Just Dance and Pokerface, she was a fun partygirl, now she is this obnoxious, artsy fartsy, self-righteous brat.

      • Melissa says:

        Totally agree. She actually had a lot of really catchy songs in that album that were just fun to listen to. I’d include The Fame Monster on that list as listenable. But during The Fame Monster hype, she turned “deep and artistic.” So anything after The Fame Monster was not that great IMO. Sorry Gaga fans. I tried listening to Born This Way and could not get into it (both the album and the song).

        And Jack speaks the truth (and looks fine in that suit).

      • kristin says:

        +1

        I think she’s doing drugs again…and more hardcore than just for “inspiration.”

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        @ Kristin:
        Yeah, I think so, too, not only for inspiration but also weight loss/control, cocaine is pretty effective for that.
        Plus let´s not forget she is bffs with Terry Richardson (and Lohan), who is very much into drugs and pretty much everything about him is sketchy.

      • DethHammer says:

        +2 I agree with everything you, Skipper and Kristin have said. Gaga’s definitely “powdering her nose” with Blowhan and Uncle Terry again, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she was dabbling in amphetamines too. A 15-pound weight loss in a month while still having the energy to perform manically at least twice a week? Lol, and she’s telling the public she’s been drinking “green juice” Gaga really does think we’re all that dumb.

  7. GossipG says:

    Love JAck, always have and always wil.Indeed a Dissapointment, CLINT.i dont know how to tell my Granny (he’s in the reality sh#*), a VERY BIG FAN of his.

  8. LeslieM says:

    I love some of Gaga’s music. She is definitely of this age as she has been interviewed many times as an influential, popular singer. Twitter and reality shows-couldn’t agree more. They are leading people downward to the least common denominator.Couldn’t have said it better.

  9. poppy says:

    i would watch a reality tv show about michelangelo. or bach. or einstein.
    but agree with what he is saying.
    i love when celebrities rip on their peers. more please.

  10. Eleonor says:

    Love him.
    He is fascinating in the way intelligent and talented people are.
    I really would love to go on a date with him.
    And he’s damn right on Gaga. Her II album is a disappointment to me, The fame monster was a good pop-dance album, this one is not even near. We have to wait and see.

    • Kimbob says:

      @Eleonor, you hit the nail on the head as far as I’m concerned. Thoughtful, intelligent….how he conveyed his thoughts here I thought was just so eloquent.

      IMO this dude is just classy, & deserving of some respect above & beyond the many artists/entertainers that have truly cheapened their worth since they’ve been on Twitter. It was just a very insightful commentary, I thought.

  11. Rhea says:

    His looks here kinda remind me with Depp in character as Sweeney Todd.

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      Depp w/ a perm. I don’t know much about him, but I am going to check him out because by these responses, he sounds great. I love his suit.

      • mercy says:

        May I suggest De Stijl and White Blood Cells by The White Stripes and his recent solo album, Blunderbuss. Everyone I introduce to Jack White’s music, of all ages, seems to dig those three the most.

      • Justyna says:

        And I sugggest his other band, The Raconteurs. It’s a nod to the classic rock music and he is supported by other great vocalist, Brendan Benson. Really catchy guitar music. What I really like in Jack White as a person, is that he seem to be genuine. He sometimes say politically incorrect things and isn’t playing any PR games, but I like that. He is a rock star so people expect him to trash hotel rooms, live a Hollywood lifestyle, drive porshe etc but he lives in Nashville, isn’t ashamed to colaborate with country musicians, loves everything vintage and he is one of the few rock musicians who are openly against the cliche sex,drugs & rock’n'roll lifestyle. Some people say he looks like Johnny Depp on crack but one of his more controversial behaviours was when he once kicked the journalist out of the interview because he started smoking a joint and drugs are apparently against Jack’s life philosophy, so no crack.

  12. Samigirl says:

    Just when I thought I couldn’t love him any more! I totally agree with him. Esp re: twitter!

  13. GoodCapon says:

    I thought he was Johnny Depp in that thumbnail picture.

  14. LadyAnne says:

    He’s awesome. And so right.

  15. Dorothy#1 says:

    Love him!!! He doesn’t get enough press, but I guess he likes it that way. :)

  16. Velouria says:

    Swoon. He’s brills.

    He lives so close to me in Nashville and I often fantasize about us bumping into each other and then start hanging out, dating…etc, etc…haaaaa!

  17. jinni says:

    He is so right. As much as I love gossip and want to know more about my favorites, I still love some mystery about them. I think that’s why I really can’t get too into a lot of the actors coming out in the States today or only really like actors from other countries, because I know only a little bit about them and don’t feel as if they are desperately trying to sell me something/try-hards.

  18. Kimbob says:

    Jack is exactly right…..regarding ALL of his assertions in this write up.

    When I heard Clint Eastwood was participating in a reality show, I felt like shedding a tear for the old man. That should NOT be his legacy….absolutely not. I just thought, OMG, he’s getting old & allowing his way younger wife to lead him around by the nose…..such a disappointment.

    The media circus that is now Lady Gaga? Puhleez! Her presenting herself as some connoisseur of art & an artist? It’s the biggest fraud perpetrated on the American public since Geraldo covered the “opening” of Al Capone’s vault. Obvious parallels can be drawn here……a big show about…..nothing.

    Twitter? Do I participate? Hell no. It’s just crap to me. Crap in, crap out…not much else to say about that.

    Again, Jack is right on all points. And yes, I’m glad a real entertainer that does have merit as an artist has said all these things that have been so obvious to me for awhile now. Bravo, Jack!

  19. keats says:

    Wow, I had no idea I agreed with Jack White on EVERYTHING.

  20. hoya_chick says:

    Vidal is dead right? I agree with everything he said! I loathe twitter. I don’t have an account, never will same thing for facebook. The things I see on there makes me weep for mankind. And while I have been know to watch reality shows I totally agree with what he is saying.

    I like and still listen to Gagas first 2 CDs. Good to work out and clean to. I don’t take her seriously. It’s just pop music. She has become such a douche.

  21. Fran says:

    As if HIS music was worth a penny. Eugh.

  22. Blannie says:

    Best ever Jack White was him and Stephen Colbert having a Catholic smackdown. I’ve watched this numerous times and I’m not even Catholic. I love their profanity and competitiveness.

    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/390484/june-23-2011/exclusive—2011–a-rock-odyssey-featuring-jack-white—catholic-throwdown

  23. Lindsey says:

    Gosh I LOVE his serious self and this cover is awesome. Reminds me of the early 60s Esquire covers (US) back when magazine covers were awesome.

  24. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Love him and he managed to get a point across while not being crude, crass or rude. I was also dissapointed in Eastwood but I’ve forgiven him because I’ve been a fan of his for way too long. He had a moment of weakness and was influenced by the stupid wife of his when he needs to focus on continuing to direct awesome movies. Keep the mistique. He said it perfect!

  25. anya says:

    God I love Jack White! It is a bit weird seeing posts about him on celebitchy tho…

  26. mercy says:

    Oh my. I’ve adored him for so long. Met him years ago and he’s the real deal. A gentleman and a class act, smart and passionate about everything he does, and so talented. I can’t believe I’m reading about him here. Thank you. : )

  27. Suzy from Ontario says:

    Love Jack. I think he is one of the true musical geniuses out there. I also think he’s intelligent and I agree with much of what he has to say. It’s funny because my husband has a Twitter account…not to post anything himself, but he loves to read comedians Twitter one-liners. Some are hilarious! LOL!

  28. Suzy from Ontario says:

    Also, agree with him about Reality Shows…lowest common denominator. The worst part is kids picking up the messages that being a horrible person who acts like an idiot and cares only about expensive purses and things is good and you make a lot of money. What about a reality show about a scientist discovering stuff in the lab and jungle or a doctor without borders thing? Something inspirational for a change that kids might want to aspire to?

    And Clint Eastwood…cringe. When I was growing up he was the epitome of cool. Disappointment indeed. Embarrassing.

  29. Dref22 says:

    I love Jack White, I love his music but I want my fav celeb to get a twitter account, not gonna lie.

  30. Chordy says:

    Sometimes I obsessively love Jack White and sometimes I emphatically loathe him. Which means that I both begrudgingly and enthusiastically agree that he’s a genius and a spectacular part of American Music history. Plus he has great shoes.

  31. mia girl says:

    Thank you, thank you Bedhead for cover Jack White!

    I love him so much and feel he is one of the most creatively honest influential (and yes prolific with all his side projects) artists of our time.

    And he continues to make great music His recent solo stuff is great. Love Interruption and I’m Shakin are on my repeat playlist for the past few months. Love him!

  32. Sweet Dee says:

    Oh man, I’m a sucker for a smart dude and this man is brilliant. More Jack White! Loves it.

  33. Sirsnarksalotsi says:

    While I love Jack White and his music…I have to point out that he’s being a little hypocritical considering that he agreed to appear on an episode of American Pickers which is a reality show. Its one that I like, but if he thinks celebs need mystery then he shouldn’t have done it.

  34. lylaooo says:

    he is 100% right…. brilliant…i don´t like gaga at all and reality shows ..well they make me laugh sometimes but i think is sad people…and i dont have a twitter account…

  35. oliveo says:

    More Jack posts in the future please! Seeing this made my morning.

  36. tiredofrumers says:

    you guys say he looks like johnny depp. i’m seeing robert smith mixed with the kid who plays max on parenthood.

  37. lucy2 says:

    Always liked him, especially when he hangs out with Colbert.
    Love what he said about reality TV making things un-special. Especially when you see people using their real life, personal stuff for it – weddings, babies, etc. It’s one thing to have shows about jobs, hobbies, etc, but when people sell their important relationships and moments for fame, it cheapens everything.

  38. darth says:

    I agree with his comments, especially about Gags, but his hands aren’t totally clean himself. Didn’t he do a James Bond song with Alecia Keys? Sorry, but James Bond song = sellout. At least he got back on track after that.

    • Justyna says:

      I disagree. It would be a sell-out if he did smething completely out of character just for money – if this song was a dubstep (or something like this, completely against his aesthetics) and he’d appear in the video half-naked, dry-humping Alicia Keys. Or if he did a song with the loathed Lady GaGa. Alicia Keys is not my kind of musician but she is talented. All he did was record a song for a cult series he have a right to enjoy even if it’s too mainstream for some to accept.

  39. DreamyK says:

    LOVE Jack. I’ve had Blunderbuss on a loop via Spotify all year long. Fantastic cover. I still laugh when I think of him doing that concert in a Portland laundromat back in August. Totally freakin’ awesome. More of him please!

  40. redd says:

    Jack White is a guitar god and the definition of “musician”; he can do or say no wrong in my book! Love everything about Jack!

  41. bns says:

    I’m still sad about the breakup of the White Stripes. Sigh.

  42. Anon says:

    Ah! I love Jack White, always have. And for all the same reasons you do, Bedhead.

    I love his music, his attitude, his way of thinking, his integrity….everything. Plus, he’s hot!

    I’ve been listening to a lot of interviews with him lately. Also re-watched It Might Get Loud the other night. Yeah, been on a Jack kick lately…
    Here’s a great interview, btw:
    http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_289_-_jack_white

    Saw him at a festival this past summer, too, with his new material….top stuff!

  43. cher says:

    thanks for covering Jack. He never gets enough coverage and he deserves it. BTW, I’m marrying JAck and having his pale children.Sorry Kraiser, he’s mine.

  44. rightgrrl says:

    Glad to see my fellow celebitchers love jack white too :)

  45. DethHammer says:

    -Stands up and applauds Jack White- Spot on everything he said, especially about the walking hologram that is Gaga. For cryin’ out loud, her parents are millionaires in the telecom industry, her mother was longtime friends with Madonna’s original manager, and she didn’t even start studying the works of her supposed “lifelong idol” Andy Warhol until 2007 when she was already signed with Interscope and “The Fame” was already finished!

  46. DethHammer says:

    “Finally, someone inside the music industry has the balls to say what many of us civilians have already realized — Lady Gaga is a vacuum. A non-entity. She’s like the obnoxious James Franco of pop music. Those two should really get married and make each other disappear.”

    I stand up and applaud you too, Bedhead! I heart you! :)

  47. Kat says:

    Love, love, love this man, though Jack actually came out on the Third Man Records site and stated the following:

    “I’d like to address the recent tabloidesque drama baiting by the press in regards to Lady Gaga. I never said anything about her music, or questioned the authenticity of her songs in any way. I was in a conversation about the drawbacks of image for the sake of image, and that it is popular nowadays to not question an image in front of you, but only to label it as “cool” or “weird” quickly and dispose of it. I don’t like my comments about lady gaga’s presentation being changed into some sort of negative critique of her music. If you’re going to try to cause drama, at least get the quotes right. I think journalists should also be held accountable for what they say. Especially publications like the NME who put whatever words they feel like between two quotation marks and play it off as a quote. Maybe somebody with more lawyers can take them to task, but i’ll just use the Internet and Twitter instead. I also think that kind of tabloid drama encourages artists to not express their opinions in the press, and instead give polite soundbites that don’t stimulate thought about creativity and the consumption of art in its many guises.

    Peace to Lady Gaga and I fully congratulate and compliment her on her championing of gay rights issues and the momentum it’s given to help create change.

    Thank you.

    Jack White

    III”

  48. A~ says:

    Am I the only one who finds him a pretentious snob?

  49. YO says:

    Remember when he used to go out with Renee Zellweiger? Lol.

  50. Elizabeth Rose says:

    Best commentary ever:
    “Lady Gaga is a vaccum. A non-entity. She’s like the obnoxious James Franco of pop music. Those two should really get married and make each other disappear.” – hahaha… how sweet would it be if this could actually happen.

  51. ramona says:

    I adore Jack, in all his musical permutations. You can even tell when he’s produced a record – you can hear that he’s had his hand in it. Amazing.

    Also, and no, I’m not intentionally trying to suck up, but I had no idea how many Celebitchy readers had excellent musical taste! Kudos, comrades. x

  52. CM says:

    Laughing at the line about James Franco and Lady Gaga…instant CLASSIC!

  53. Tvcon says:

    That’s the thing about Jack White he’s an artist and it must suck for him at this point. Nobody wants artistic music anymore.