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?”

Seriously.

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.

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  • 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.