[AND YET ANOTHER UPDATE] Campaign Wants to Raise $10,000,000 so Weezer Will Break Up

[AND YET ANOTHER UPDATE] Campaign Wants to Raise $10,000,000 so Weezer Will Break Up
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly

UPDATE (Oct. 7, 11: 50 a.m.): [via the New York Times] Apparently, die-hard Weezer fans have been sending James Burns death threats over the campaign. His response? "I wish more of Weezer's fans would have the same sense of humor...Some people have told me they wish I would get AIDS." Seriously? It's not like Burns will actually raise $10,000,000--as he's only had $96 in pledges so far. He told NYT: "There's a lot of people who have been on Twitter saying, 'Oh, this is a great cause, I'm totally going to pledge.' And they haven't. Which is fine. I'm not expecting to show up to a Weezer gig with a briefcase full of money."

UPDATE (Oct. 6, 10:04 a.m.): [via The Stranger] Weezer drummer Pat Wilson responded to the call on his Twitter feed last night, saying, "if they make it 20, we'll do the 'deluxe breakup!'" 

And isn't perpetrator James Burns incurring the wrath of millions of Weezer fans? Burns told The Stranger, "I am not afraid of Weezer fans. I can take it. Besides, I'm doing this mostly for them."


Surprise! Not everyone loves Weezer. Today, James Burns of Seattle launched a campaign to convince Weezer to break up--by offering them $10 million. Here's what he has to say: "If we reach at least $10,000,000, then We get a chance to possibly stop hearing about a shitty new Weezer album every goddamn year."

Read the whole pitch after the jump.

I have never been a fan of this band. I think that they are pretty much horrible, and always have been. Even in the early 90's.

But this isn't about me. This is about the Weezer fans. They are our brothers and sisters, our friends, our lovers.

Every year, Rivers Cuomo swears that he's changed, and that their new album is the best thing that he's done since "Pinkerton," and what happens? Another pile of crap like "Beverly Hills" or "I'm Your Daddy."

This is an abusive relationship, and it needs to stop now.

I am tired of my friends being disappointed year after year.

I am tired of endless whimsical cutesy album covers and music videos.

I'm sick of hearing about whatever this terrible (and yes, even if you like the early stuff, you should be able to admit that they are wretched now) excuse for a band is up to these days.

If all 852,000 of you (really?) who bought "Pinkerton" pitch in $12, we will meet our goal.

I beg you, Weezer. Take our money and disappear.

Five people have joined the campaign so far, and only one commenter has told Burns he is a terrible person. Hm...

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