Published Sep 26, 2012Once again we've gathered some of the best and worst comments in this past week on Exclaim.ca for you to weigh and measure in our Reader Feedback Roundup. This week readers discuss punk ethics and Billie Joe, as well as Fiona Apple's arrest in Texas, and give us their opinion of the sex scandals that have been plaguing the Catholic Church for decades. Check it out, see if you agree or disagree, and maybe post your own response to something you've read.
Kicking things off is the discussion of Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and his onstage meltdown this weekend where the singer ranted and cussed before smashing his guitar into the ground over his set being cut from 45 minutes to 25 so that R&B singer Usher could be allowed more time.
The Exclaim! readers offered up some responses ranging from sarcastic and stinging to excited and supportive. Dee stated, "Wow... He's so punk rock...," while Orestes Destrade argued that "an actual punk band would've been able to play a song in one minute." These two comments were juxtaposed with PK's supportive, "This is a fabulous rant," while MARK excitedly stated, "KINDA MAKES ME WANT TO BUY THEIR NEW ALBUM NOW."
In other news, Fiona Apple was arrested recently in Texas for marijuana possession. According to TMZ, Apple was arrested after the police found .01 pounds of weed and .01 pounds of hash, which she then freely admitted belonged to her.
One Exclaim! reader who goes by the name CDN Curmudgeon argued, "Oh my Lord, .01 pounds of weed and .01 pounds of hash!!! She was obviously intending to get into high level drug dealing with that quantity, good thing they busted her when they did before she could cause any more damage. Whew, that's a major drug ring they've now broken up, we can all sleep easy tonight. THANK YOU, Uncle Sam!!"
Another commenter, cheech responded, "That stop is a well known trap so how come she didn't ditch her stash? Was she baked or something?" While CanuckBallz simply stated, "Fuck Texas."
Lastly, our recent review of the film Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, which discusses the child molestation cases that seem to be continuously pressed against the Catholic Church, stirred up some controversy amongst readers.
One anonymous reader responded to the review with anger stating, "A 'well-constructed argument?' A 'plethora of evidence?' Not quite. This film is misleading and has an anti-Catholic agenda. Here's a rebuttal to just the trailer, and there's a lot more to come. www.themediareport.com."
In response to this, Dumbfounded argued, "I'm sorry, but how can anything that outlines pedophilia not be rightfully slanted? How can this be refuted? The evidence is all there in black & white. And Christ, it's not like this is the only tale of pedophilia in the Church... how many more children will suffer at the hands of men that are protected by their 'righteous' organization? I truly don't know how you can say 'this film is misleading.' In fact, that very comment is baffling. Are you a practicing Catholic? I implore you to see this film and not walk away feeling embarrassed by this religious sect. It's shameful."
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