Although some laughed at the notion, the politician was enraged and made a big fuss about it, of course.
NBC apologized, but now the drummer is feeling the repercussions after enduring a firestorm of racial slurs and steamy hate speech from Bachmann’s supporters and Tea Party members.
“I’ve seen some really colorful epithets in the past four days, but ‘n*gger f*ckhead ghetto stick’ is probably the one that takes the cake. I’m still trying to get my head around that one,” the musician told Pitchfork.com. “Blocking 3,500 tea party extremists [on Twitter] in a three day period is no fun, especially when you’re a drummer dangerously close to carpal tunnel. In the end, was it worth it? Absolutely not.”
The musician publicly apologized for the incident, saying he didn’t realize it be so offensive, particularly women. He attempted to justify his approach to the whole thing, saying he’s the “poster boy” for the feminist movement.
“I was really just going with her whole revisionist history angle, I wasn’t calling it out on her being a woman.”