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Scissor Sisters' Ana Matronic Calls Out Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd For Dead Or Alive Parody Video

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Ana Matronic arrives for the European film premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at the Royal Albert Hall in Dec. 12, 2017 in London.

When Paul Rudd appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform a shot-for-shot remake of Dead or Alive’s iconic “You Spin Me Round" music alongside with the host, fans applauded what they saw as a fun tribute to the ‘80s hit. 

But in an Instagram post on Sunday (April 28), Scissor Sisters co-singer Ana Matronic called out Fallon and Rudd for their rendition of the track, specifically criticizing the duo for what she perceived as a public shaming of the appearance and attitude of Dead or Alive’s late frontman Pete Burns.

“I gotta read some beads right now, I’m pissed off,” the singer wrote on Instagram, captioning a photo of an article with the headline “Paul Rudd And Jimmy Fallon Give Us A Hilarious ‘You Spin Me Round’ Remake” from HuffPost. “I’ll tell you exactly why Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd’s remake of “You Spin Me Round” is NOT hilarious, and is NOT what we need right now … what’s the joke here - ‘OMG the 80s were so faggy’?”

The star also called out Rudd for being “homophobic” when he said in a later interview with Fallon that he was too embarrassed to meet Wu-Tang Clan because of the way he was dressed as Burns. “That man - that glorious, witty, glamorous, beautiful, talented and brave force of nature was a real human being, and that’s how he looked on and off stage, and he SUFFERED because of his uniqueness,” she wrote.

Matronic went on to call Rudd’s actions “tacky,” and said the video in and of itself was “punching down and reducing Pete to an object of ridicule.” Before ending her post, the star made one final remark defending Burns and dissing Rudd. “Pete’s Scouse ass could eat you for breakfast, Ant Boy,” she wrote.

A number of fans offered rebuttals to Matronic’s statement, with one commenter writing that the parody video would bring new eyes to the original, thus enshrining the legacy of Burns and Dead or Alive. But Matronic responded, “Paul & Jimmy told us that looks ridiculous, and is a source of shame for ‘normal’ people. I can’t with that shit.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I might delete this, and I might be inviting a trollstorm, but fuck it, I gotta read some beads right now, I’m pissed off. Yo @HuffPost, I’ll tell you exactly why Jimmy Fallon and Paul Rudd’s remake of “You Spin Me Round” is NOT hilarious, and is NOT what we need right now. What’s funny about this? A shot-for-shot remake of an iconic 80s moment with a straight man dressing up as a queer pop star - what’s the joke here - “OMG the 80s were so faggy”? And then to really get homophobic, when dressed as Pete Burns, Paul Rudd was too “humiliated” to meet Wu-Tang Clan? That looking like Pete Burns was “traumatizing” to his children? Ha-fucking-ha. Allow me to tell you a few things about Pete Burns. That man - that glorious, witty, glamorous, beautiful, talented and brave force of nature was a real human being, and that’s how he looked on and off stage, and he SUFFERED because of his uniqueness. He was ahead of his time, miles ahead of anyone and anything that came out of working-class Liverpool in the 80s and you, Paul Rudd, should consider yourself lucky to re-tread the ground that Dead or Alive broke. I had the pleasure of meeting and performing with Pete, and I’ve never met a more ferocious and correct queen in all my life. You should be so lucky to wear his clothes. That you took his music and persona as a joke to make an “omg so 80s faggy” statement - changing NOTHING about it but presenting the era & style as something to mock is tacky af - & as a straight millionaire movie star you are most definitely punching down and reducing Pete to an object of ridicule. And to be too “humiliated” by him to meet Wu-Tang Clan stands in absolute antithesis to everything Pete stood for - what a shame you didn’t know who you were really dressed as. Pete himself would have walked right up to the members of Wu, entered all 36 chambers without fear, and would have left with their respect and admiration and maybe even a collaboration, because he was a wickedly clever, courageous and a consummate artist - not to mention a complete badass. Pete’s Scouse ass could eat you for breakfast, Ant Boy. I’ve never met or worked with anybody so strong, self-possessed, and unfuckwithable in all

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