There’s a Cat Fight Going On Between GQ, Julian Casablancas and Stereogum

Once upon a time Julian Casablancas was profiled by GQ Magazine. The writer assigned for the job was Zach Baron, Harvard grad. Bare with me, this is relevant.
In said profile Julian Casablancas said the following about moving out of New York City:

“I don’t know how many, like, white people having brunch I can deal with on a Saturday afternoon.”

He said it, Zach Baron wrote it. The internet imploded.
Casablancas was then interviewed by The Daily Beast and said that about that other thing he said before:

God, that quote. People are mad about it! It’s so true, but I guess you can’t say it. That GQ reporter was bogus, anyway. He was a total part-of-the-problem yuppie guy. He was a very nice guy, but I was talking about when I dropped out of high school and when I went to study music, and he had this weird, scary, shallow grin thing going on, and then said, “Oh, I didn’t realize that until my last year at Harvard,” and we were talking about current political stuff. It went over his head. I wanted to say, “Maybe you’ll understand this in a few years,” but I didn’t. Now I wish I had.

See, I told you the Harvard grad thing was important.
Today, Tom Breihan wrote on Stereogum the following:

Zach did go to Harvard, it’s true. He also put on basement punk shows and wrote impassioned reviews of Dipset mixtape tracks. And he did not grow up with the millionaire owner of a modeling agency as a father. Just saying. I am hopelessly biased on this, though, since Zach was a groomsman at my wedding and I thought Tyranny was butt. Also, brunch is great.

Baron, on the other hand, is mum about it. Offering the only tidbit in this tweet on Sep 18:

I’d say he wasn’t happy about the interview, but that’s just conjecture.


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