John Mayer Is A Certified Asshole. So Why Do You Still Like Him?

by Rachelle Hruska · February 25, 2010

John Mayer is taking on Madison Sq tonight and tomorrow night. And, New Yorkers are in a bind. The guy is a loose cannon that either gets a kick out of publicly breaking America's sweetheart's hearts and throwing racist remarks with blatant disregard,

or he's just doing what he does best: putting on a performance. So. Love him or hate him? What's the current acceptable stance?

Hell if I know care.  However, it does seem to be on the minds of people that do. In other Thursday news: controversial public figures will continue to draw heated debate. Read one tumblr's thoughts on the Mayer debate below:

I know John Mayer is a certified asshole, but I’m not going to lie to you people.  I’m ridiculously excited about his concert tonight.  I know the whole “but he’s a phenomenal singer and guitar player” argument isn’t valid anymore.  I don’t really care what he said about Jennifer Aniston or Jessica Simpson, but his racist comments were fundamentally unacceptable.

All of that being said, we bought these tickets six months ago and I’m sure as hell going to scream my heart out to each and every word tonight.  He is one of my all-time favorite artists, and his songs have gotten me through many bumpy flights and were the soundtrack to a lot of important drives with the windows down.  Continuum came out right before I met Pete, and it will forever remind me of driving around Atlanta and falling in love.

So there, I said it.  My name is Genna and I still love John Mayer.  But I’m going to scream “Douchebag!” if there happens to be a quiet moment at Madison Square Garden tonight.