Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump is fed up of haters and detractors following his R&B-tinged solo debut Soul Punk. He took to the internet to vent his frustration. Billboard reports:
"I wasn't prepared for was the fervor of the hate from people who were ostensibly my own supporters (or at least supporters of something I had been part of)," he laments. "The barrage of 'We liked you better fat,' the threatening letters to my home, the kids that paid for tickets to my solo shows to tell me how much I sucked without Fall Out Boy, that wasn't something I suppose I was or ever will be ready for. That's dedication. That's real palpable anger."
Stump's self-deprecating post continues: "I guess I'm just angry because he [Jacob Tender, the author of the Under the Gun Review essay that prompted Stump's blog post] illuminates why I'm a 27 [year-old] has-been. I'm a touring artist and I feel I've become incapable of touring anymore with any act…whether I were to go out as a solo artist or do some Fall Out Boy 'Reunion,'" mentioning that the band never officially broke up.
"I will never be the kid from 'Take This To Your Grave' again," Stump says, referencing Fall Out Boy's 2003 album. "And I'm deeply sorry that I can't be, I truly am (no irony, no sarcasm). I hate waking up every morning knowing I'm disappointing so many people."
Fall Out Boy is on hiatus. Stump remains open to getting back together but doesn't know when that might happen.