Lady Gaga's 'Little Monsters' Attack Black Keys Drummer on Twitter
Patrick Carney's humorous tweets about the singer elicit an onslaught of negative reactions.
The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney is being attacked by an army of "Little Monsters" via Twitter. The Ohio-based musician has been receiving scores of angry tweets responding to his posts comparing Lady Gaga to Madonna.
Carney tweeted on June 5, "I still can't get over madonna's performance at the grammy's this year! She was born that way!" Last month, he wrote of Gaga's Saturday Night Live gig, "Madonna is killing it!"
Gaga fans, called "Little Monsters," responded with a torrent of angry tweets. MTV reports, "All day Monday (June 6), Carney's Twitter account was nothing but a stream of profanity-laced, poorly-punctuated vitriol from Little Monsters, who called him 'an ugly ass bitch,' compared him to 'the kid in the wheelchair on Glee' and even threatened him with bodily harm."
Carney's taking the war of the Internet words in stride, pointing out that Gaga's anti-bullying campaign has not been embraced by her own fans, "@ladygaga your anti bullying message isn't really translating to your little monsters! I'm really depressed. I'm going to @redlobster."
Carney is also retweeting some of the more colorful posts including: "@patrickcarney HEY LOSER LEAVE @ladygaga ALONE AND GO TO HELL CHILD," "@patrickcarney who the *uck are you? Never heard of you before pressed irrelevant douchebag" and "@patrickcarney how many blues/rock bands do the black keys sound like?love you though...music is redundant..."
Carney isn't the first person to compare the two pop stars. When the "Born This Way" single came out in February, fans and critics alike noted that the fast-paced club song borrowed from many of Madonna's older hits, including "Express Yourself," "Ray of Light" and "Vogue."
The Black Keys won three Grammys this past Feb.: best alternative music album and best recording package for Brothers, and best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals for “Tighten Up.”
They are currently touring the U.S and Canada, with a performance in Indianapolis on Friday and a set Saturday at the Bonnaroo music festival.