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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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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.