Carney, taking a page from the book of Eminem, was making a really old joke -- that Gaga's "Born This Way" sounds like the Material Girl's "Express Yourself," something The Amp noted back in February. You'd think that gag wouldn't cause static anymore, but Gaga fans hit their keyboards with their collective paws up and started spewing bile in the direction of Carney's Twitter. The angry comments came pouring in, and rather than calm the situation, Carney fanned the flames by retweeting all the threats he was receiving. It's a practice comedian Neil Hamburger has been doing with Britney Spears fans in recent months, and it's hilarious.
The best comment, which Carney gladly retweeted, comes from the Gaga fan who wrote, "Who the f--- is @patrickcarney? The kid in the wheelchair from Glee??" The resemblance between Carney and the kid in the wheelchair from Glee is incredible. Also, this double-burn was impressive: "I liked you in the Wonder Years when you played Fred Savage's friend. As for @ladygaga, I liked him in Blade Runner." Other Gaga fans were quick to point out that, while Gaga may be cribbing Madonna's tunes, the Black Keys aren't exactly the most innovative band on the planet with their simple garage rock. Carney responded by pointing out how Gaga fans weren't exactly abiding by Gaga's anti-bullying stance.
Relive the "Carney verses Gaga fans" beef over at Patrick Carney's Twitter. Rewind to his June 5th tweets to Ke$ha for all the fun.
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