Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx Bemoans Taylor Swift's "Whining" over Ticketmaster Fiasco, Incurs Wrath of Swifties

Same Ol' Situation

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Nov 21, 2022

Whether declaring rock 'n' roll as "embarrassing," rockstar beer bellies as "irresponsible," or Pearl Jam as one of the "most boring bands in history," Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx is undeniably a man of hot takes. This makes him just the kind of guy who doesn't blink in the face of saying something out of pocket about Taylor Swift — and probably without even hiding his IP address in the process.

Over the weekend, the bassist offered his two cents on the chaotic Ticketmaster presale for Swift's The Eras Tour, specifically, the way the pop star responded in the statement she issued about the fiasco on Friday (November 18).

"Is it just me or does Taylor Swift always seems [sic] like she's whining about something new every-time [sic] she's gonna drop an album?" Sixx wondered aloud on Twitter, tacking a #WorIsMeMarketing hashtag onto the end for good typo-ridden measure. Never mind the fact that Swift's new album Midnights came out a month ago — unless he knows something about the next Taylor's Version that we don't?
Pro tip: whether or not you like Swift or her music, siding with John Oliver's most hated ticketing platform? Probably not the move. Neither is incurring the wrath of the Swifties, but at least make a meaningful critique if you're going to get dragged anyway!

Many showed up in Sixx's replies, armed with old photos of him and Swift from an awards show many years ago and calling his commentary "misogynistic" because she's a woman speaking out on behalf of her fans. Others pointed out that he couldn't understand the pop star's predicament because the prolific amount of material she's released in the last two years alone — and the record-breaking ticket demand for her upcoming tour — isn't comparable to anything Mötley Crüe has experienced recently.

"There are a multitude of reasons why people had such a hard time trying to get tickets and I'm trying to figure out how this situation can be improved moving forward," Swift wrote in her so-called whiny statement on the Ticketmaster debacle. "I'm not going to make excuses for anyone because we asked them, multiple times, if they could handle this kind of demand and we were assured they could."

See what some of the Swifties had to say below.

This summer, Mötley Crüe went on their rescheduled co-headlining North American tour with Def Leppard — which would be guitarist Mick Mars's final stint on the road before announcing his retirement from touring.

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