David Guetta Is Pissed, Threatens Site Over Fake Story

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What's dumber? A dance music blog completely fabricates an absurd story about one of the world's most popular DJs, or that said DJ would be personally offended and find that the clearly false story is damaging to his career. More specifically, possibly affecting his ranking in the DJ Mag Top 100?

We know. That's a lot of stupid.

Yet alas, it's true. David Guetta served wunderground.com with a cease and desist, threatening to go Malcolm X on the perps and put the pressure on the site by any means necessary until the offending article was taken down. So, how is this whole thing going down?

"David Guetta Left Red Faced Following Pre-Recorded Set Gaffe" the headline reads. The first three paragraphs are as follows:

At a recent show in Paris the pop star, David Guetta, was forced to flee the stage in embarrassment when at the start of his show he hit the play button on the wrong track.

Instead of hearing Guetta's usual pop-house hits, fans were inadvertently treated to a personal self help CD that had been prescribed to Guetta for treatment of crippling chorophobia - the irrational fear of dancing.

Guetta took to Twitter to release the following statement: "To all my fans, I'm sorry that you had to find out that I have been pre-recording sets and not playing live."

It takes an intelligent observer about ten seconds to realize everything about this story is buffoonery. Still, a bunch of other sites chose to carry the story, piggy-backing on the completely fictional account for lol-views. Some of them, like this totally bizarre thing, didn't seem to get the joke.

So, who's laughing now? Certainly not Guetta, who did take to Twitter to cry about how his life is unfair and he's got haters/liars/cheats who force his hand into the oh-so-petty DJ Mag Top 100 jack-off competition.

He goes on to say how one's career goes further when one focuses on bettering yourself rather than attacking others, but he still turned the attack dogs right back at them.

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Now, what does all this mean?

Is Guetta's career really in jeopardy because some kids who think they're The Onion of EDM wrote a completely inane article? Is he going to get paid any less because his legion of snot-nosed pre-teens thinks his sets are pre-recorded? Would he even notice if a couple thousand went missing?

What does the DJ Mag Top 100 have to do with anything? Haven't we all decided that's about as honest and meaningful a competition as middle school prom queen? The only people that take it seriously are the people who have no real opinion on dance music anyway, and the bigger problem there is everyone's inevitable David Gwetta pronunciation disaster.

And even more so, what is a blog doing writing a bunch of fake news anyway? Has our obsession with EDM become so bloated and cheap we'd rather marvel at a pile of bullshit than talk about artistry, musicality, or anything of merit? Perhaps, what this situation really shows, is there is no merit left on the dance floor at all. The honor is gone.
Now, that's stupid.

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2 comments
gazmclau
gazmclau

As a dj this guy has zero talent its not hard to see and sticks out like a sore thumb with anyone who knows anything about mixing. Guetta see's dj'ing as way to showcase his productions, which I suppose is a good thing when you look at the people who write music but don't perform it don't get recognition. but on the other hand going to one of his gigs is just a playlist of current tracks mixed together, monotonous to say the least. When compared to actual talented dj's in the same field like Laidback Luke , Nicky Romero , Chuckie to name a few it is night and day, these guys don't hold boundaries they are not scared to drop a track that doesn't "blend in" and personally that's what I want to see. On to his productions , catchy numbers and I will be honest I like some of them, but.. his recent tracks sounds like he's hacked Avicii , and previous tracks are high vocals and boring construction, Quantity over Quality is best to describe this.  Theres no smoke without fire and the fact that Guetta receives this online tirade from bloggers , public etc shows that I am not the only one who shares this view ...

pod_nt
pod_nt topcommenter

Proof that most celebrities, attorneys, and people of means have zero respect for human rights and freedom of speech. Wunderground.ie should ignore this suit. It isn't like Guetta's people could do anything about it.

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