has come under fire from the metal community after publishing a blog post that encourages guys to visit metal shows to pick up girls. The article, which ran on MTV's GuyCode
, notes that more and more women (or "cute girls"
as the article refers to them) are frequenting concerts by bands like Dying Fetus
and and Pig Destroyer
, before telling readers:"Ultimately, it doesn't matter why cute girls are there - they're there. So get your ass to a metal, punk or hardcore show."
The piece then goes on to offer such advice as: "... Single metal girls often travel in packs, and it's easier to approach such a crew with a pal in tow. Plus, it'll help mask your ulterior motives, you head-bobbing lurker, you…"
And tells guys to make sure they know their s--t about metal before attending.
As Axl Rosenberg
notes, the article effectively states "you should be going to metal shows JUST because it's a place to meet women BUT make sure you do some research on Wikipedia first."
Other commentators, such as St. Vitus Bar
, who hosted the Pig Destroyer concert that the MTV author was attending, have criticized the piece for its "blatant sexism"
When asked for a response to the piece, author Ethan Fixell
noted "it was written for a specific comedy-driven blog - if it were for a music-driven site, I would have written a much different piece."
You can read the original MTV blog article here