Busy at work, but for this rant I'll make an exception.

Dec 05, 2008

As you may or may not know, I'm a fan of The Dresden Dolls as well as Amanda Palmer's side project. That said, I'll cut to the chase and say what kicked my puppy. Their record label, Roadrunner Records (no link to them because I don't like bumping up the Google rankings of buttheads) is giving her a hard time over her new single Leeds United and especially the video for same because.. get this...

Her midriff is bare in the music video, and Roadrunner Records says that she's too fat.

Now, I don't know about you, but I've seen Amanda Palmer not wearing a whole lot from the waist up (note: safe for work), and I'm wondering where in the hell the powers that be over at Roadrunner got that idea. Could it be because Palmer doesn't look like she subsists on a can of diet soda and a fistful of crackers every day?

As one might expect, this raised the dander of not a few fans who have been posting pictures of their bellies all over the Net in protest. Lots of them. In fact, they're calling it the rebellyon.