01.15.14

Elderly Sports Blog Editor Wonders, “Why Are Teens Following Mark McLemore On Instagram (And What Did He Do To Upset Them?)”

Posted in Gridiron, Hip Hop, Mob Behavior, The Internet at 3:20 pm by

(ok, wrong guy)

Though Derek Erdman usually features in CSTB for his fantastic artwork or widely beloved efforts as revenge-rapper-for-hire, Rap Master Maurice, his most recent item in Seattle’s The Stranger indicates Seattle based MC Ben Haggerty, aka Macklemore of Macklemore & Lewis fame, has generated ill-will in Northern California ahead of this weekend’s Niners/Seahawks NFC Championship game.

I was thrilled to witness a number of inane teenagers attack Macklemore’s Instagram photo post of a shiny jacket declaring “49ERS SUCK.” While some of the comments supported the pro-Seahawks sentiment, most were bereft of much thought at all, summed up by emmypeach8: “#yourabitch #hater #judgementalrapper.” Or perhaps by mogalybearbeck, “OMG and I totally THOUGHT you were awesome…change of heart. officially, with this post!”

I notice that the comments adopt a cyclical repetition. A number of people threaten to unfollow Macklemore’s account. dtab22 and others declare that they are no longer fans. Fair-weather followers turn their backs, not on a man who has urinated on under-aged girls, but a person who has posted a picture of a jacket. A number of controversial slurs emerge. 49ers209 chimes in with, “U suck fag ur shehawks are going down u see!” Another commenter offers the confusing, “I hate the 49ers but you gotta love this jacket.”

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