Some classless dickhole edits Beastie Boys Wikipedia page after Adam Yauch's death

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We haven't even really had a chance to absorb and process the news of Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's death yet -- and this? Some people never cease to amaze me. Seriously. While it's since been amended, just a bit ago we noticed that some insensitive dickhole apparently thought it would be funny to edit the Beastie Boys wikipedia page with a positively stupefying bit about Adam Yauch's passing. Referring to him as "one of the dumb bastards," the anonymous editor then pointed out that "nobody cared because the Beastie Boys haven't been good, ever." Good one, dude. Your mom must be proud. Stay classy.



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EyelidPoBoy
EyelidPoBoy

Dave, no disagreement here that modifying the wikipedia page was an utterly crappy thing to do.

Still, I have one question: For whose benefit was this Backbeat blog entry written?

Flower
Flower

INAPPROPIATE on all levels. If you don't like the Beastie Boys stay off their websites-dickhole has no respect for others. Dave, we know you are offended but focus on Adam's contributions-dickhole knows nothing about music. Peace out.

Mattisonave
Mattisonave

Douchebag level 100000. The internet can suck it.

Kwame
Kwame

you obviously aren't familiar with btards . the whole point is to OFFEND everybody, even you.

publishing this is giving them way more clout than they would have ever gotten otherwise... (pro tip) 

NotWoofka
NotWoofka

Yeah, and the biggest way reward to the dickhead is to publicize what he's done.  He's a kid looking for attention, and you gave it to him.  The mature thing to have done would have been to edit it out and not give him the satisfaction of extra views.  Stay classy Westword.

ClasslessDickhole
ClasslessDickhole

Yeah but here's the thing.  Westword is a business, and everytime they get page views (including from these comments) they get revenue from advertisers.  Its scummy, but by posting the wikipedia excerpt, they are directly profiting from MCA's death. Way to go Dave Herrera, you're also a classless dickhole.  

backbeatmod
backbeatmod

Actually, I was incredulous and still in shock, which is why I wrote it up. Sorry it struck the wrong chord with you. Wasn't the intent. That was my kneejerk reaction, and I thought it merited being called out. It's harrowing to me to think he died so young -- and just days after Junior Seau, no less, whom I also grew up watching and likewise admiring. Sad day (and week), and this made it worse. Anyhow, thank you both for weighing in.

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