Mitski's fans took to Twitter to defend her honour, despite the artist's protestations that she found the whole thing amusing.
Anyway thanks for the laugh, Mac! Happy release!— mitski (@mitskileaks) March 5, 2019
Now Mitski herself has had to return to the time-sucking hole that is Twitter to remind her fans to stand down and pick better battles to fight.
Yesterday, she joked that she was "honoured to serve as minor clickbait profit generator + light distraction from the hellish real world," but encouraged herself and others to get off of Twitter.
alright. Honored to serve as minor clickbait profit generator + light distraction from the hellish real world for the day but i feel v empty from looking at this phone screen for so long, let's all please stop and get out of here. Thanks to everyone who cares for my music, truly!— mitski (@mitskileaks) March 5, 2019
Today, she returned once again, this time armed with a metaphor about an angry mob and burgers and noodles — and basically told people to drop the Mac DeMarco thing and leave everyone involved alone.
She thanked her fans for their devotion and their appreciation for her music, but didn't seem too thrilled about people fighting a battle she doesn't care about on her behalf. Read her full allegory below.
I'm so grateful to have folks who care about my music. But being on twitter feels like I went to a restaurant, asked for a burger, they didn't have it, so I asked for noodles instead, except an angry group appeared and threatened to torch the place for not giving me a burger,— mitski (@mitskileaks) March 6, 2019
I say please don't do this, I love noodles! But they're now yelling at ME saying How dare you we're doing this for YOU, then the restaurant asks me to never come back and the other diners say they hate me for bringing violence to the restaurant, so I run outside and I'm all alone— mitski (@mitskileaks) March 6, 2019
while the mob is still in there fighting on my behalf.— mitski (@mitskileaks) March 6, 2019
You may turn against me for saying this, I accept that, I just have to admit it's terrifying to have a big group of strangers acting on my behalf in ways I'd never act myself, and I don't even seem to matter in the equation
Thank you so much, again, for your passion and consideration.— mitski (@mitskileaks) March 6, 2019