They are also chided for being perceived as a band for juvenile, art-ignorant girls. One reviewer rather harshly commented, "The teenage girl is the most contemptible fan of all, and the mere suggestion that a band is popular with ‘the girlies’ may suffice to conjure the whiff of artistic failure.” Sorry, young ladies, you may have secured the success of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, but lately, like, since 1966, you've been slipping, hard.
The study also concluded that the aspartame quartet from the grating, oh-so-white north is held in such low regard due to their being perceived as hypocrites for singing songs about drinking but never actually visibly consuming alcohol onstage. Which, as long as you're gonna put down the feminine tween market, falls dangerously close to being something that a senior cheerleader would care about. I mean, there are a plethora of better, much more sound reasons to hate the band. Like their sound.
Either way, love them or ... just kidding. We all hate them – it's just so easy – and now we know why. Scientifically, empirically, resolutely.
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