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.