Christina Fallin was interviewed about the NMF performance…
1:06 PM EDT on May 2, 2014
If you're getting tired of reading about Hipster Boo Boo, I don't blame you. Hell, I'm getting tired of writing about her. Unfortunately, we're kind of the ones who created this adorable pink haired creature, so it feels wrong to abandon her as the villagers circle with torches, pitchforks and other beautiful things.
Anyway, I guess you can say it was a pretty bad week for Christina Fallin and her boyfriend / band mate Steven Battles. Here's a brief recap of what happened since the overly sensational, probably-not-properly-vetted news reports from her Norman Music Festival performance hit the local and national media:
• The band issued another awful non-apology apology letter
• So6ix announced they are no longer working with Christina
• The Norman Music Festival and Governor Fallin have both issued apologetic statements distancing themselves from the band
105.3 The Spy has cancelled Steven Battles' awful radio show
• The band has deleted its Facebook page.
In addition to all that, Christina Fallin had an interview with the Indian Country Today Media Network to try to set the record straight. In typical Christina Fallin fashion, she came across as an out-of-touch, egotistical, entitled, pretentious weirdo. Basically, she was being herself.
Here are some out of context highlights:
I think Native American culture is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen, so I was naturally drawn to it. I put it on, not knowing that I would forever be changed by that moment, and my friend took a picture with her iPhone. We all marveled at the beauty of the picture and I decided to share that with my followers on my personal Instagram page, not my band page.
You marveled at the beauty of your own picture? Do you also masturbate while looking in a mirror?
I don't live my life worrying about things like cultural appropriation -- that's why I didn't know. I travel around the world, I buy things from different countries and cultures and they are incorporated into my day-to-day wear. No one has ever told me that that is wrong. I don't believe multi-culturalism should be feared because I am a person of this earth, not the culture I was raised in.
Yeah, I don't spend my life worrying about cultural appropriation either, but I am aware that it's a sensitive issue that offends other people. Then again, if I was an entitled spoiled brat who traveled the world buying things from different countries, maybe I'd think differently.
After my boyfriend and I learned about cultural appropriation, he put it on our Pink Pony facebook page with the caption "appropriate culturation" as part of a dialogue. A dialogue about: What is appropriate? What is culture? What is culturation? We just made that word up, but what is it? My boyfriend (Steven Battles of Pink Pony) gives people stimulating pieces of imagery and words because he's an artist and philosopher and he lets them create their own thoughts.
Ha ha ha. Artist and philosopher? Yeah, he's a regular old Socrates.
Everyone has the right to be offended about everything if they want to be. Every individual cannot live by, or within, each person's rules, opinions, or standards. We all have different experiences and walks of life that guide us to our feelings and ideologies about things in life. I personally choose to not be offended by things because it's draining to me to be in an offended state of mind.
But what is everything? Is everything even real? If I'm offended about everything, but choose not to be, does everything exist? If red offends you and blue offends me does purple offend us both?
Sorry. I got stoned and tried to pass off gibberish as enlightened philosophy.
If I had known it would incite hate and division, I would have avoided posting it, but I was and still am genuine about my appreciation of Native American culture and I was in no way meaning to disrespect it or offend people. Our band is something we do for fun and as a creative release. We do not sell our music. Music is a fun hobby.
It's good that she realizes her band is a hobby. I'd hate for her to think she actually has career in music ahead of her.
My comment is that I have no part in making decisions about whether or not Kliph is a drummer for The Flaming Lips. That is their own internal matter.
As Kliph would probably say on Facebook, go fuck yourself you cu...uh... cucumber.
If you want to read the entire interview and get a few more laughs from the mind of Hipster Boo Boo, you can do so by clicking here.
In the meantime, I'm going to give Hipster Boo Boo and her philosopher beau Johnny Constipated Face a little bit of free advice.
Swallow your egos, which I'm sure are huge, and apologize. Admit that you made a mistake, and that something that you thought wasn't a big deal was actually wrong and offensive. Explain that you learned from the ordeal and that it won't happen again. It's not easy, but when you do it, it helps earn back a lot of the respect you lost. It can restore your reputation. People will forgive and you can move along with your life.
For example, say a large violent destructive tornado is heading towards a city and then you hop on TV and direct everyone to head south. Wait. Bad example. How about this. Pretend you're a sad aging rock star and cheat on your wife for a young waitress from the Paseo. Damn. Coming up with an example is harder than I thought. Just keep on doing what you're doing instead. We could still use the material.