The One Where I Call For a Stars Boycott
Stars: Just say no.
It's no secret that Quebecois indie rockers Stars were one of, if not the, first bands to boycott Arizona over SB1070. They issued their boycott through Twitter on April 27, a few days after the law was okayed by Gov. Brewer. Their move was bold, timely and rather unexpected -- and I say unexpected because the band, most likely, hasn't played a show in the state of Arizona for a number of years now. Sure, Stars said that they "Love AZ," but I find that to be a load of shit.
First and foremost, while a move like boycotting the band Stars seems like supporting SB 1070, this is not in any way, shape or form the case. I couldn't disagree with SB 1070 more. It makes me question Arizona's leadership and actually makes me a bit wary of living in the state -- if you will note my surname -- with such laws and restrictions in place. A boycott of Stars means boycotting a band that took a cheap shot at Arizona in the first place. It means boycotting a band that could give a rat's ass about Arizona and its devoted, passionate music fans.
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