A few months ago, in an interview with ELLE, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon discussed, amongst other things, the breakup of her 30-year-long marriage to bandmate Thurston Moore, after she discovered he was carrying on “a double life” with a “starstruck woman.” That woman, Eva Prinz, is still Moore’s girlfriend, and he addressed their relationship in an interview with The Fly earlier this week. “I’m in a really romantic place with Eva; we’ve kinda been a couple for close to six years,” he said, as if having a multi-year-long extramarital affair is, like, a meet-cute. “A lot of those years nobody was very aware of it except us. The cat’s been out of the bag a while now, that’s kinda where I’m at.”
As Tom Hawking at Flavorwire points out, by Moore’s own timeline, he would have been cheated on Kim with Prinz back in 2007, when he and Kim posed for Bust‘s Love issue. Moore and Prinz would have also been carrying on their affair around the time that Prinz gave birth to some Dutch prince’s kid. Talk about a beautiful story to tell the grandkids!
Look, sometimes people meet and fall in love and the timing isn’t convenient and people get hurt. It sucks, but it happens. While Kim was the first to talk to the press about their split, as the one who was cheated on for years, I don’t blame her for wanting to be clear about what led to their split. But Moore throwing his hat into the ring by casually offering unnecessary and ultimately hurtful details about the length of his affair/relationship really just makes him look like a bigger dick than he already did. Which is what the women’s site Jezebel called him in their post on the subject on Wednesday. And that made Thurston MAD. Moore posted the following to his Facebook page today and, well, it doesn’t do much to contradict Jezebel’s characterization, if you ask me:
Jezebel is gender fascism. By not having any real critical facility to understand, in their case, men in relationship to women (presumably them) they opt to promote hate by imperialist blather. By couching it in feminism is a distinct lack of class, but i’m sure they’re having a bit of online fun and when they grow up maybe they’ll glean the complexities of real life and love.
“Gender fascism”? Promoting “hate by imperialist blather”? My head hurts my eyes are rolling so hard. Moore can get all uppity about “the complexities of real life and love” all he wants, but carrying on years-long affair behind your wife of 30 years’ back IS A DICK MOVE. Moore contributed to the public discourse of his affair by discussing it in an interview, so he can’t really be pissy about the direction that discourse naturally headed in, which is to conclude that he, Thurston Moore, is a dick. And, BTW, it’s even dickier to write off said criticism as “gender fascism,” because COME ON. When did Thurston Moore start spouting bullshit MRA talking points? His dickishness is really starting to piss me off now, because I’m afraid it’s going to impact my enjoyment of Sonic Youth and that would really be unfair to Kim Gordon, who remain an incredible rock goddess who clearly deserves better than this midlife crisis nightmare.