Last night, indie music made history again when Bon Iver won a Grammy during the mainstream telecast for 'Best New Artist.' However, the Grammys are not just an awards show where indie music fans can say 'indie music has arrived' while watching Nicki Minaj crucify herself on stage, having dry sex with the pope--the Grammys provide us with an opportunity to see 'our two Americas' [via social networks].
While white people often believe that they have created and curated the most authentic, 'connected', and relevant cultural experience, we can always see that there is a 'lower class' of society who aren't just 'poor', but more importantly, not connected to relevant indie buzzbands. Last night, Bonny Bear trended on Twitter. It seems as though the 'lower class' of social network users created an unintentional meme, trying to wrap their heads around Bon Iver, who looked like a lost Midwestern man.
Has Bonny Bear become an important part of society now that he has trended on Twitter?
'Who Be Dat Bonny Bear Ass Fool?' #BlackPplAndTweensWhoMakeThingsTrendOnTwitter
via Brooklyn Vegan
Are 'culturally relevant' ppl 'racist' for making fun of the second class citizens who don't overanalyze indie rock on a daily basis?
Does indie rock only appeal 2 white, affluent ppl?
Do white people think that they are s0oo0o much smarter than poor/black/colored ppl?
Did Bon Iver intentionally dress like a Mr. Holland's Opus-type music teacher who wanted to 'teach lamestream masses' about how they could learn to escape from their sad, sad lives by listening to serene-wave indie music?
Do u <3 the new buzz video by Bonnie Bear?
Do u <3 Bonny Bear?
Will Bonny Bear go mainstream in 2k12?
Is Bonny Bear more popular than Bon Iver?
Should Bon Iver change their name to 'Bonny Bear' to appeal to coloreds and poors who can 'only spell things phonetically' [via the Third World American educational system]?
Does Bon Iver have it all?
Does Bonny Bear have more than Bon Iver?
R u on #TeamBonnyBear or #TeamBonIver?
Are we #slutshaming poors, coloreds, and uneducateds when we create indie centric memes that celebrate 'how effing stupid' people who don't listen to 'relevant white people music' are?
Bon Iver is widely known as one of the biggest fashion disasters in indie. He showed up to the Grammys wearing a thrift store suit, and continually displays a sense of uncool dad fashion. He is trying to build his brand empire by creating a new shoe/sneaker line for cool dads. Imagine an NPR-wave cool dad wearing this shit, and being all like, "Have u heard of the Bon Ivers? This is their shoe." Then the other person will be like, "Who is Bonny Bear?"
R u gonna buy the Air Bonny Bears, or do they look really ugly?
Ur telling me this guy gets to design a shoe? I'd rather go to an Asian sweatshop and have an enslaved 'shoe artist' make me a shoe than wear ANYTHING made by this man. Sure, he's a Grammy winner, but that doesn't mean he deserves his own brand.
S000 uggo. I feel like this has to be some sort of cat chew toy or something. Maybe there is cat nip in it to attract forest creatures.
Is this the worst shoe in indie?
Do u think tons of swag bros and blipsters will camp out 4 this shoe?
Is this shoe 4 'boring a$$ white ppl' [via boring white ppl music]?
Will u become a cat lady if u buy this shoe?
Do u think his shoe should be built for more rugged terrains [via ruralwave]?
Would u rather wear plastic shopping bags filled with poo than wear these FASHION DISASTER ASS shoes?
Bon Iver: I won!
Bon Iver: No bro. We won.
Bon Iver: Who the hell are u guys?
Bon Iver: We're Bon Iver.
Bon Iver: I thought I was Bon Iver.
Bon Iver: Dude, cmon bro. We're in this, too.
Bon Iver: I srsly invented Bon Iver, though.
Bon Iver: No u didn't bro.
Bon Iver: I don't even know who I am any more.
Bon Iver: Is Bon Iver my name or the name of a band or what?
Bon Iver: I'm not sure, I'm really confused. I think it is the whole band, and your name is Justin Vernon, but people call you Bon Iver.
Bon Iver: This is sorta like the film 'Adaptation' or 'Being Jon Malkovich' or something like that.
Bon Iver: Kinda existential vibes.
Bon Iver: I'll be sure to thank u guys on the stage.
Bon Iver: We'll join you on the stage.
Bon Iver: But I'm Bon Iver.
Bon Iver: So Am I.
Bon Iver: If u rlly think about it, maybe we're all Bon Iver.
Bon Iver: No, but seriously, is Bon Iver just one person or an entire band?
Bon Iver: I'm pretty sure that Bon Iver is a dude, but also a band named after the guy, or something. Sorta like how the Beatles were named after Paul Beatle, or Van Halen, or something like that.
Bon Iver: Let's agree to disagree, and start over as "Bonny Bear."
Bonny Bear:Hashtag Deal!
Do yall know if Bon Iver is just 1 person or an entire band?
You have the right to remain poorly dressed, but anything u wear CAN and WILL be held against u, Bonny BB! Anything you wear or accessorize can and will be held against you in a court of fashion law. You have the right to speak to a stylist. If you cannot afford a non-Midwestern stylist, one will be appointed for you and will be televised on a TLC makeover show. Do you understand these rights as they have been read to you?
Say it isn't so, Justin Vernon, bb! U showed up to the Grammys in an organic hemp thrift store suit! Oh no! What a blunder!
::ALERT::: :::SIREN NOISES:::
Some1 PLZ call the FASHION POLICE! We have an OFFENDED who should be PUT IN JAIL for the AGGRAVATED ASSAULT of our eyes!
We have a ROBBERY in progress, the assailant was last seen ON STAGE holding a Grammy trophy wearing a green suit!
The case is certainly closed, and the jury has spoken, this crime should be PUNISHED by DEATH!
We are all innocent until proven guilty, but Justin Vernon's suit is CERTAINLY grounds for a citizen's arrest, trial, and lynching!
I truly have an OBJECTION 2 this suit, ur honor!
Get on your knees! Put your hands where I can see them! And take off that TERRIBLE suit!
Oh no, Justin Vernon is truly the ultimate indie fashion disaster of the night!
Black tie, bb! Black tie!
Was Justin Vernon the biggest fashion disaster of the nite?