10:55 AM on 05/21/10
I've never actually taken the time to post an anti-Twilight message anywhere online before, because silly things always blow up in pop-culture. I've just been quietly waiting for the storm to pass, so to speak. However, since this concerns a band I love, I'm going to comment on it this one time. I want to assume bands like Death Cab for Cutie and Muse have the same sentiment of Twilight I first did; "I haven't read it, but if more kids are getting into reading, great!" But when I actually read the books, I was baffled at not only how poorly written they are, but also at how blatantly crooked and discriminatory they are. Not to mention, every major character is a mean-spirited, cynical douchebag. It's understandable that little girls can't recognize that, but if the bands associating themselves with Twilight have honestly read the books and continue to support this phenomenon, I'm utterly confused and speechless. I realize they're being paid mad cash, but I like to think that isn't everything. That's all I have to say on the matter.