Spin Magazine editor Ellen Carpenter got a lot of flack from angry Blink-182 fans when she joked in a blog that the band should receive part of the stimulus package to prevent their reunion and an inevitable subpar album.
It turns out Blink-182 fans weren’t the only ones to notice the slight. Mark Hoppus returned fire on his own blog: “Spin Magazine just wrote an article about how we should receive some of the $787 billion stimulus package to stop recording and ‘save them the trouble of reforming for one subpar album,’” Hoppus wrote. “Come on, one subpar album? More like ‘SEVERAL TERRIBLY subpar albums…’”
Spin’s editor felt the need, as a blogger often will, to respond to Hoppus’ sarcastic comment by backtracking a bit. “Blink-182 are well above par,” Carpenter wrote. “My (light-hearted) suggestion was not prompted by the quality of their catalogue, but the shotgun-wedding looks on their faces when they announced reunion plans onstage at this year’s Grammy Awards. Shifty body language, monotone speech, and daunting medical bills do not augur a labor of love…”
Your move, Hoppus.