David Crosby was not impressed with a recent fan-made portrait of himself, but Twitter was not impressed with his response.
Crosby has become a hot topic on the social media platform after shading a painting the fan created of the Crosby, Stills & Nash founder.
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The fan sent well wishes to Crosby along with a piece of artwork they created, writing: “Hi @thedavidcrosby hope you are keeping well. Did a picture of you…. Thanks for the music”
Crosby didn’t take kindly to the painting as he tweeted:, “That is the weirdest painting of me. I have ever seen …..don’t quit your day job ……”
His response stirred up plenty of backlash from users.
One fan tweeted, “this is pretty disappointing from the guy who sang heart of gold.”
Another fan responded to Crosby, stating, “Other than it making you look young and cheerful and not just a human fart with wrinkles I find this aesthetically appealing.”
“This is the weirdest reaction to a fan trying to do something nice I have ever seen. …don’t quit your day job, David Crosby… but maybe stop being an unkind schmuck on Twitter,” a third wrote.
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Another explained: “Well, they say life imitates art, but this portrait of David Crosby is much more visually appealing and likeable than the actual guy!”
Meanwhile, HBO’s Our Flag Means Death star, Damien Gerard, also chimed in to stick up for the fan. He tweeted, “David Crosby’s sh**ty attitude towards a fan who took time to create a piece of fan art highlights a very real issue, that many people in similar positions as him don’t care about hurting others. Don’t let a decrepit voice like his stop you from sharing your authentic selves.”
Even Wonder Woman, Lynda Carter, weighed in, shaming the singer for his brutal response: “Life is too short to be mean to strangers online.” She suggested that Crosby should “go outside and look at some trees.”
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Many users also showed their love for the fan art. One user praised the fan’s piece, writing: “Your work is beautiful and illustrates the man that David Crosby can only aspire to be, while another added, “I would be so psyched to get something like this from a fan.”
And yet another underscored how authentic the piece looked, noting: “I thought this was stained glass. It’s awesome. Ignore his stupid comment & instead go read how many people are blown the hell away by your work. And how many thousands of people have now gotten to share in how great your art is. This kicks ass.”
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A little positivity never hurt nobody!