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https://pitchfork.com/news/arcade-fires-win-butler-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-by-multiple-women-frontman-responds/

God, what he admits to is bad enough. I really love this guy's music. One of my favorite songs is from Reflektor, mentioned as a means of perving on young women in this article. He sings a song called Porno on that album where he actually seems to get it.

He apparently has had an "open marriage" for almost a decade according to this? I wasn't sure where to post this but it seemed most fitting here bc of that. Ugh. His poor wife and those poor young women.

I really did like this band specifically because they did seem like a fairly clean outfit. I love their music too, but I felt I could relate so much and that these people were actual adults. Nope, Win is a man child just like every other man in the earth.

Maybe I will just stop listening to music that men put out. I feel kind of broken hearted to hear this honestly. So gross.

https://pitchfork.com/news/arcade-fires-win-butler-accused-of-sexual-misconduct-by-multiple-women-frontman-responds/ God, what he admits to is bad enough. I really love this guy's music. One of my favorite songs is from Reflektor, mentioned as a means of perving on young women in this article. He sings a song called Porno on that album where he actually seems to get it. He apparently has had an "open marriage" for almost a decade according to this? I wasn't sure where to post this but it seemed most fitting here bc of that. Ugh. His poor wife and those poor young women. I really did like this band specifically because they *did* seem like a fairly clean outfit. I love their music too, but I felt I could relate so much and that these people were actual adults. Nope, Win is a man child just like every other man in the earth. Maybe I will just stop listening to music that men put out. I feel kind of broken hearted to hear this honestly. So gross.

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Men who do "open marriages" are usually hot trash so I'm not surprised. That said is it me or does it seem that the male sex in general is losing it?

And re: losing it: his wife literally gave him the world. Everything he has, he built with her. What kind of rational human being has anything but the deepest respect and undying love for someone like that? He's thrown it away for the chance to nut a bit more and to creep publicly on younger women, barely past children no less.

You can't trust a single one of them to even act in their own best interest when their penis feels are involved. Porn and sex positivity has absolutely ruined them. Even the "good" ones cannot be trusted at all.

I just cannot believe he would have enough disrespect for Regine to even do that. Men are absolute pigs.

Glad to see another Ovarit sister discussing this. I love the song Porno as well. So strange that the message is completely lost on Win, lmao.

His actions are inexcusable, and with one of the artists dropping out from the current Arcade Fire tour (Fiest), and Win's brother leaving the band, there is no doubt that this will seal the fate of the band overall.

Never listened to the recent album myself. Anyone who sexually harasses women and even makes one attempt suicide is a hard nope. Sorry Arcade Fire. There are way better bands to listen to right now.

This one part of Win's statement really stood out to me.

In my 30s, I started drinking as I dealt with the heaviest depression of my life after our family experienced a miscarriage. None of this is intended to excuse my behavior, but I do want to give some context and share what was happening in my life around this time. I no longer recognized myself or the person I had become. Régine waited patiently watching me suffer and tried to help me as best as she could.

(Emphasis mine).

Imagine suffering from a miscarriage, and then you have to try to support your inwardly focused husband while he continues to have short-lived flings with other women, instead of him putting in an effort to support you.

Régine's livelihood and career legacy is currently the band Arcade Fire, built by herself and Win. I have to wonder if she truly feels the way she does in her statement, or if she is just attempting damage control.

Oh my God, I was so angry when I read that he used the miscarriage as an excuse for his behavior. I don't see how she could really be OK with any of this. She must feel trapped to still be with him after all of this.

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My musical taste is Insufferable Hipster so of course I loved Arcade Fire lol. This is disappointing but sadly, not surprising. The blackpill side of me is always waiting for the males involved in things I love to be ousted as perverts and rapists and unfortunately, it’s not uncommon.

Please don’t take Band of Horses from me too. 😭

Oh man I love them too!!! Haha I am a total insufferable hipster myself

Dang this sucks. I haven't really listened to them much but I feel so weird when this happens because... music really means so much to so many...