Today I read an excellent article about denialism and HIV denialism in particular posted at the Public Library of Science. Right up at the start the band the Foo Fighters is mentioned as promoting HIV denialism. Since I’d been a fan of them since their founding I just had to click over to their site to check it out.
My first reaction was, what idiot designed this web page, see for yourself in this screen shot.
Black text on a dark brown background! The Foo Fighters need to get themselves a person with at least a tiny bit of graphic arts, web design or publishing skills to fix this total crap. If they can’t find someone themselves, I know some pre-teens that can do better than this. On second thought maybe they intentionally made the page unreadable so that fans don’t see what they are supporting.
It disgusts me that these musicians would promote outrageous pseudo-science like this. Encouraging their fans to ignore public health is simply irresponsible. I will not be supporting this band in any way in the future unless they come to their senses and stick to what they have expertise in, music. Expertise is real and it matters, The Foo Fighters obviously have no expertise in web design or public health so please ignore them on these matters.