Nine Inch Nails, Carly Rae Jepsen Mix “Call Me a Hole” Is Insulting, Disrespectful

Former drummer Chris Vrenna is very upset about the latest viral mashup

By on March 12th, 2013 10:41 GMT

Someone thought that mixing Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like a Hole” and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” would be an awesome idea and, as it happens, millions online agreed that it was.

Former NIN drummer Chris Vrenna would beg to differ: whoever made the mix lacks respect for the band’s work and might have just done the most offensive thing ever.

You can listen to the mashup below: it’s already gone viral and, as TMZ notes, even got the LA Times to brand it “genius.”

“Honestly I find the whole thing silly and partly offensive... I find it kind of insulting,” Vrenna says in a statement to the same media outlet.

“It has trivialized something we've done. I am proud of what we've done and to take art – just to be a joke – I don't have any respect for it,” he adds.

His hope: that no one will remember the offensive mashup within 48 hours, after it’s run its course online.

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