Children's Entertainer Raffi "Strongly Objects" to the New Pornographers' Band Name

It's the most ridiculous Canadian music beef of the year
Children's Entertainer Raffi "Strongly Objects" to the New Pornographers' Band Name

Earlier this month, long-running Canadian power-pop group the New Pornographers returned with their latest album Whiteout ConditionsWhile the release is earning rave reviews, not everyone is a fan of the band. Among their detractors is Raffi

The veteran children's entertainer tweeted his disgust at the band's name when he saw a performance shared on the CBC:
 
When a fan questioned Raffi's objection to the name, he said he was worried that youngsters might learn about pornography from it:

New Pornographers frontman Carl Newman responded to the criticism with a string of rather melancholy tweets, thus making this the saddest Canadian music beef of the year.