#714 Press Junket

24th July 2020 in Far Out East
#714 Press Junket
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Jake Elmer 24th Jul 2020, 12:01 AM
People who don’t know bass players?
Cliff Burton would be rolling over In his grave.
Section79 24th Jul 2020, 4:36 PM
Section79
Don’t forget Peter Steele and Lemmy.
GoodKaptainKook 24th Jul 2020, 12:01 AM
GoodKaptainKook
And the bass player and vocalist-just some nobody. It's Zara's band. Wonder how many Japanese fans think she founded the group lol
kennethsarmstrong 24th Jul 2020, 3:57 AM
Zombie Korma's new Japanese fanbase seems to think so. Is it just me, or did the record company neglect to talk to the producers of the Japanese talk show about the band in detail? I'm sure that Trevor is going to have a long talk with this agent about this when he gets back home.

After 14 hours on a flight, this is the last thing that Trevor needs. At least the host could have asked each band member to introduce himself or herself. It does not look like this interview is going to end well unless Trevor can keep his temper in check.

I remember seeing a music-related Japanese talk show on a now-defunct cable channel. Unlike American television, the host on this show usually avoided questions that got too personal.
Fox Of Kings Island 24th Jul 2020, 12:03 AM
Fox Of Kings Island
Still better they know the occupation than your name though... XD
David31 24th Jul 2020, 12:21 AM
Oh boy, that's the LAST thing Trevor needs right about now. :D
Bryan Hoskins 24th Jul 2020, 12:26 AM
Looks like things are going to start to boil over for Trevor.
WaxBadger 24th Jul 2020, 12:30 AM
It's just a talk show Trevor, it's not going to send you to the hospital like some other shows on TV.
WCP 24th Jul 2020, 12:40 AM
Yeah that’s right. In between How to Catch a Sunbeam and Here Comes Your Demons, Trevor Harvey changed his name to T.B. Player. XD
kennethsarmstrong 24th Jul 2020, 11:28 PM
Oh, be nice. If someone got your name wrong, you would want to correct him/her. Trevor does need to calm down before this interview turns into a shouting match.
WCP 25th Jul 2020, 2:40 AM
It’s just a joke. Calm down. 😒

It’s a That Thing You Do reference where the bass player isn’t referred to by any name and is shown in the credits as “T.B. Player”
kennethsarmstrong 25th Jul 2020, 2:29 PM
Trevor doesn't think so.

Maybe I should rent that movie to see what you mean.
Shaggy 24th Jul 2020, 2:04 AM
I completely understand Trevors anger here.
Excelsior_Thirty 24th Jul 2020, 3:48 AM
Seems that Trevor is heading to oblivion! He may be heading like the same fate as the founder and CEO of the US pizza chain, Papa John's...
(If you want to research, look up John Schnatter.)
Bryan Hoskins 24th Jul 2020, 4:35 PM
I know all about him. I live in Louisville, Kentucky where Papa John’s is headquartered
kennethsarmstrong 25th Jul 2020, 2:17 AM
Ther is a difference between becoming irrelevant and saying something offensive. John Schnatter made a racially offensive comment in a 2017 training session. Papa John's fired him as its chairman; the NFL later withdrew its sponsorship and awarded it to rival Pizza Hut.

Trevor has never said anything that would offend someone. I doubt that Trevor would be dumb enough to do so. However, at this point, there is a chance that Trevor might say something that he will regret later. The record label could respond by severing its ties with either Trevor or the band.
FreyFox 25th Jul 2020, 9:56 AM
FreyFox
You don't know my character that well Kenneth. Trevor has offended people in the past, many times, though perhaps not intentionally :P http://transmission.thecomicseries.com/comics/258/
kennethsarmstrong 25th Jul 2020, 5:11 PM
I have not read all of your archives, but you do make a point about Trevor's past mea culpas. Since Buddism is a major religion in Japan, I hope that no one digs up his comments from his Denver concert.

BTW, the reaction of that Denver audience is the kind of thing that gives Christians a bad name.

Trevor's type of music was not exactly compatible with the type of music playing at the concert. The concert's producers should have looked into Zombie Korma's background before booking the band.

I know this is a comic, but a quote that someone makes some time ago can come back to haunt him/her. Kevin Hart made an anti-LGBT comment about his son about ten years ago. Someone found that comment online, and Hart had to withdraw from hosting the 2018 Oscar ceremony. (At least Hart was not blackballed from Hollywood, but that is another story.)

James Gunn is another example, although I doubt that this would count. Someone reposted some offensive jokes he posted on Twitter. He was fired as director of the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel. He was later hired as director of the Suicide Squad reboot. Feige was later rehired as director of the Guardian of the Galaxy sequel following a torrent of comments criticizing Gunn's dismissal. Unlike other Hollywood stars who have said something controversial, Gunn's career did not suffer. Gunn was apologetic for his past comments nonetheless.
Section79 24th Jul 2020, 4:37 PM
Section79
Jeez, lady. Push Trevor to the side, why don’t you?
kennethsarmstrong 24th Jul 2020, 11:34 PM
I am sure that her slip-up was unintentional. Blame the record label for omitting Trevor's name while setting up the interview.