First World Problems: People Are Mad At Spotify Over This Tweet – trigger warning

Screenshot of the now-deleted and grotesquely sexist tweet.

Spotify did a superb job of alienating part of its audience Friday afternoon with a completely tone deaf tweet. In an effort to rally engagement around a free subscription to Spotify Premium, the streaming music service tweeted “Ahead of #MothersDay, how would you explain Spotify to your mom?”


Real moms are not pleased.

Hey Spotify, the whole “Moms don’t understand technology” bit is really tired.

The CEO of Yahoo is a mom. So is the COO of Facebook. Not to mention all the moms Twitter uses spoke out in defense of (sometimes, themselves)…

I feel their pain.

This is just such a sad story that I could barely bring myself to read it. I felt depressed all day.  

Civilization as we know it is under threat by Spotify and their evil ilk.

  • Rosenmops

    At reddit people were amazed that I’m a grandmother with a 3D printer.

    • El Martyachi

      You two should really try your hand at co-opting the raging grannies.

    • The Goat

      I’m a goat, so I just naturally amaze people.

    • Waffle

      Yeah, the ageism and sexism is a real bitch.

  • Frances

    I’m a granny, but what’s Spotify? If it doesn’t provide the music I prefer, I don’t want to know.

    • Frau Katze

      I’ve heard a lot about it, but I prefer to choose by own stuff.

  • kkruger71

    I think everyone that was born before 1960 should file a class action suit against the entire stand-up comedy profession for all the “can’t set their VCR clock” jokes told during the 80s. The trauma of having their self-worth questioned like that surely triggered an avoidance of new technology since then, limiting their earning potential.

  • Clausewitz

    Spotify is millions of songs that are downloaded to the site. Almost all new, almost all complete pieces of shit. I think it’s a social experiment to see how fast we can download all of this crap on one large server so it can be launched into the sun.