Westboro Baptist Church calls Radiohead “freak monkeys with mediocre tunes,” pickets concert

Westboro Baptist Church calls Radiohead “freak monkeys with mediocre tunes,” pickets concert

Last night in Kansas City, Mo., the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church finally got around to picketing a Radiohead concert. Having apparently found themselves at a loss for worthwhile targets (such as tornado victims, high school graduates, and the late Whitney Houston), the WBC took action against their unlikely foe by calling the band a bunch of “freak monkeys with mediocre tunes.”

“God is undoing this nation and effecting [sic] all of your lives, with the moth that quietly eats the very fabric of your national garment. Radiohead is just such an event,” read a Westboro statement released by Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich via Twitter. “Freak monkey’s [sic] with mediocre tunes keeps you busy and focused by lightness.” Godrich, in turn, tweeted that the protest was the “highlight of the tour so far. … Hoorah!” [via Pitchfork]