Jack White’s been facing a lot of heat lately. Whether it’s about his participation in the ever-ridiculed music streaming service Tidal, the sharing of his personal poetry, his anger about somebody publishing his secret guacamole recipe, or his supposed feud with Meg White, Jack’s had a lot to say in the last few months.
The singer has taken to online Q&A sessions with his fans in order to address some of these issues, a strategy that has been dubbed by some as being “clickbait” — an attempt to drum up clicks and attention.
Third Man Records — founded by White himself — addressed some of these issues, saying that most of the controversy spurred as a result of “misattribution and decontextualization.” In a Facebook post, the label clarifies that Jack is not quitting music, among other rumours:
“… this is what happens when you isolate aspects of a conversation between a musician and his fans in a private forum and put it out into the blogosphere in a sensational way. It completely changes the context and intent of those statements, and the conversation.”
Read the full post below:
Read the full statement, JACK WHITE CLICK BAIT BINGO EXHAUSTION, here.