Jack White now says ‘I’ve never done Heroin’ FULL STATEMENT

Tim Johansson  STAFF WRITER
Posted 30.06.2019 09:03
Updated 30.06.2019 10:13

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In a recent interview with interview with The Irish Times, Raconteurs Frontman, Jack White, discussed why the latest record took so long to see the light of day since their last release back in 2008.

In the interview, he said “When Brendan gave up alcohol, I started doing heroin, so that delayed things”.

This story was then picked up by pretty much every media outlet you can think of, and Jack White does not seem too impressed.

He posted a public statement via his instagram account attacking media outlets and saying “if you’d actually read the full article in full, you could see I was joking, but I suppose SPIN never lets facts get in the way of good clickbait”

Although, reading through the full article, there is no indication of this being an attempt at humour by White.

Jack White’s Full Statement

“from the cyberdesk of jack white:

dear spin,

i’ve never done heroin or any other illegal drug in my life and anyone close to me could confirm this. if you’d actually read the article in full, you could see that i was joking. but, i suppose spin never lets the facts get in the way of good clickbait.

and while we’re here...

dear pitchfork, stereogum, noisey and the rest of the trash “music” cough “journalism” sites: though i realize that you work in the business of soundbites and clickbait, and that you’re pissed third man records didn’t send you a free copy of the new raconteurs album because of how nasty you regularly are, here’s a couple other notes: i don’t hate people who own cell phones, or never allow one near me, or hate ALL technology etc. stop painting with such a wide brush. just because i dont own a cell phone in an attempt to lead a healthy life doesn’t mean i hate all technology. though you’d love for me to be the luddite that provides you with cyber laughs 'til the electric cows come home, i hate to break that myth by stating that i listen to digital music, i drive an electric car, and i typed this boring response on my computer.

also, back in my day in the 1800’s, artists weren’t punished for taking the road less traveled, or for answering questions with unpopular responses. hell, we were even expected to rebel against the status quo if you can believe that. i encourage people to lead their own healthy lives and find ways to engage in things that inspire one another rather than bring them down. if you love music and the arts, i think your organizations should start to learn to do the same thing, or at least pretend you love music rather than looking to please your advertisers with clicks.

also for a full understanding of the kind of guy i am and where i come from, please try my cold brew beverage:

jack white

Read in full on his facebook account here

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