Deadmau5 Proclaims DJs Are "Fucking Cunts”

Deadmau5 Proclaims DJs Are "Fucking Cunts”
E-friendly producer Deadmau5 has landed himself in hot water recently after proclaiming all DJs are "fucking cunts,” a comment he’s now trying to defend.

The Niagara Falls native, also known as Joel Zimmerman, made the offending comment while talking to the Irish Daily Star, who, knowing a juicy quote when they hear one, printed Deadmau5’s expletive-enhanced remark, along with several others.

"I don’t really see the technical merit in playing two songs at the same speed together and it bores me to fucking tears,” Deadmau5 (pronounced Dead Mouse) told the publication. "I’d like them [DJs] to disafuckingpear. It’s so middle man, they're like fucking lawyers: you need them but they're all fucking cunts.

Following the comments, criticism (as well as more than a few F-bombs) came firing back at Deadmau5 via countless online message boards, eventually leading the producer to rethink his words and post a retraction of sorts on his MySpace blog:

I could only have imagined people wouldn’t read into it so much (let alone the interview wouldn’t pick out all the stupid bits) and miss the point completely. I’m not a total fucking idiot, and I recognize talent when I see it.... and there are many talented DJs out there for sure. In my eyes, those would be the individuals who utilize technology to deliver the music in ways that are both skillful and innovate, more so than my vision of the "play/stop/pitch" DJ. To me, the club is about "the party"... the people make the night... the DJ obviously needs to use that to his advantage, it's give and take.

Okay, to say "all DJs are...." etc. etc., to be taken literally as this article did, was just painfully stupid and wrong on their behalf. So I’m not the world’s most eloquent person... any idiot can tell you that. But the meaning behind the statement was ‘the concept that I recognize as being a "disc jockey"...

See it as a failed attempt at correcting a wrong, or backtracking, or just being plain hypocritical, I really don’t give a fuck either way... This statement isn't for you fucking elitist fuckheads who have nothing better to do with your internets. This is for the the people who appreciate what I’m doing, people who enjoy music, and is meant to assure those people that my intent was not to insult or belittle anyone or any group of people in particular.


To read Deadmau5’s entire explanation of how not all DJs are "fucking cunts” but just some of them, you can do so here. Or if you would rather just read about his music and skip the potty mouth, go here.

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