By Erica Abbott
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Reports that Mariah Carey recorded a cover of a Dead Kennedys song to support the anti-fascist (antifa) movement are false. Rumors that the pop music diva covered the punk rock band’s “Nazi Punks F*ck Off” stemmed from a satire and parody news website.
According to Snopes, the fake claim originated on The Rochdale Herald, a satire and parody website that publishes spoof entertainment stories. The article claimed that Carey had recorded a cover of the Dead Kennedys’ song and would be releasing it as a single with proceeds going to support antifa. It continued:
A spokesman for Ms Carey confirmed that the singer, who is descended from immigrants of mixed African American, Venezuelan and Irish descent had been particularly affected by coverage of the recent anti white supremacist protests in Charlottesville and felt obliged to speak out.
“Mariah may be best known for producing some of the most dismally bland commercial music of the past two decades and for dating obscenely rich men but she feels this is the time to make a break with the past and embark on a new stage in her career,” he explained. The spokesman confirmed that plans are far advanced for Carey to do a nationwide tour of small club venues with a four piece backing band. “We can’t confirm the line up yet but East Bay Ray has said he’s up for it, and (Ex Hüsker Dü guitarist) Bob Mould is interested,” he added.
The nonsensical report is, of course, entirely fabricated. In addition to the story’s outlandish details and quotes, The Rochdale Herald also states in their disclaimer that they are a satire website:
Daily news, satire and comment from the world’s worst local newspaper.
The Rochdale Herald is a satirical, spoof, parody commentary on current affairs, and stuff that annoys and amuses us. We make it up and it’s not intended, in any way whatsoever, to be considered factual.
If you read a story on The Rochdale Herald, please take a deep breath before going off the deep end as we probably made it up, apart from the horoscopes, they’re all completely legit (no they aren’t, we make those up too). We don’t spend much time checking facts or corroborating sources because, and we can’t stress this enough, we’re not actually journalists and are making most of it up. This is an entertainment site that may occasionally confuse some fact with fiction and vice-versa but ultimately we’re writing about the news to make you laugh.
Jello Biafra, formerly of the Dead Kennedys, recently made headlines for putting a presidential twist on the band’s classic song. While Biafra performed with Dead Cross on Wednesday night, according to Rolling Stone, he transformed the 1981 single “Nazi Punks F*ck Off” into “Nazi Trumps F*ck Off.” He referenced the satirical story before offering a new slogan to the crowd: “Make America smart again.”
We can only speculate as to how Carey might respond to the satirical story:
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