Sex and Punk Pop


5SOS Rolling

So this is going to be a rant because frankly, I’m a bit annoyed with the situation.

As all of you are now aware, 5 Seconds of Summer did an interview in the newest edition of “Rolling Stone” magazine, which will be out in January 2016. In the interview, All four members pretty much let it all out. From their partying ways to having sex with fans, it’s all in this article. This is causing people to lose their mind and their fans to pretty much want to throw all their 5SOS merch into a firey pit.

They are a freaking rock band. No one bats an eye when bands like Motley Crue or Nickelback talk about having sex on tour (sidenote: I know that no one really have sex with the members of Nickelback, but let’s just pretend for the sake of this article). They are young, famous, and it the spotlight. They are going to drink and have lots of sex with lots of girls that they meet on the road. Some of them will be groupies.

I get that some of the verbage used wasn’t the right way to come off but let’s be real for a moment–the article says that Luke Hemmings “wanders downstairs to the kitchen, unshaven, wearing only a T-shirt and tight black boxer briefs.” That sentences just screams like a teenage girl fanfic on Tumblr. If you are going to cry “wolf” that they are objectify women with their comments, they I’m going to “wolf” too because the writer of the article, which is a male, objectified Luke with the comment of “tight black boxer briefs.”

And yes, I get that they have a fan base of teenagers but their fan base also write boardline pornographic fan fictions where they have sex with the members and go into grave details. Their fan base have written/read way worse stuff.

I applaud them for their openness and honesty. While I question how much was made up by the writer, it was refreshing to see a band do an interview like this so openly. They definitely broke their boy band reputation with the interview.

 

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