Classic Rocker Mouths Off At Fan, Gets Dragged For His Trouble
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 18: David Crosby attends the premiere of Sony Pictures Classic's "David Crosby: Remember My Name" at Linwood Dunn Theater on July 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Classic rocker David Crosby kicked a virtual hornets’ nest on Saturday when he complained about the quality of a portrait a fan shared on Twitter, calling it the “weirdest” painting of himself that he had ever seen.

Crosby — formerly of the folk rock group Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young — took things a step further, telling the artist not to give up his day job for a career in art.

“Hi @thedavidcrosby hope you are keeping well. Did a picture of you…. Thanks for the music,” the artist captioned his work.

“That is the weirdest painting of me. I have ever seen …..don’t quit your day job ……” Crosby replied.

“How’s this one, Dave? I just drew it quick, with the look on your face when you realize you may have come across like an asshole here,” @deebsFLA replied, sharing another drawing.

“Crosby, still an a**,” author Kealan Patrick Burke added.

Bill Corbett, “Mystery Science Theater 3000” alum, quipped, “Send up the Phoebe Bridgers bat-signal.”

“El contexto,” he added, referencing the time Bridgers called Crosby a “b****.”

“Bro you should be thankful you’re still getting fanart, I thought you were dead,” @girldrawsghosts added.

Other responses included:

  • @miffythegamer: “Such low rent behaviour to see an artist who got to where he wanted to be and who then tries to knock the self confidence out of another artist who was kind enough to paint him. Graceless and tacky.”
  • @charley_ck: “Teach your children to not be David Crosby. #dontbeadavid”
  • @smc429: “This is the nastiest, most ungrateful comment I’ve seen on this forum. It would behoove David to grasp the content of humility and gratitude. In addition, he lost a fan.”
  • @edanclay: “David Crosby being a complete a**hole to one of his fans for no reason whatsoever just emphasizes how screwed up social networking can be. The art was cool and David Crosby just proved to the world he ain’t!”
  • @billywaynedavis: “‘Sending David Crosby weirder paintings of him than this challenge’ begins now.”

The artist in question came out of the exchange relatively unscathed — and offered a response: “After yesterday’s somewhat lively discussion on subjectivity in art appreciation, I’d just like to say thank you to the all the new followers and those who took the time to leave comments. Best wishes.”

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