Jack White’s Message Of Support: A Tribute To Meg White

By Larissa C

Jack White, the renowned musician and one-half of The White Stripes, has responded in a uniquely poetic fashion to recent online criticism directed at his former drummer and ex-spouse, Meg White. The controversy arose when a journalist, Lachlan Mackey, disparaged Meg’s drumming abilities on social media, igniting a firestorm of debate and even prompting some prominent musicians like Questlove to come to her defense.

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While Jack White didn’t directly address the online furor, he made his support for Meg clear by posting a photo of her on his Instagram account. Accompanying the image was a heartfelt poem, in which Jack alluded to the “demons, cowards, and vampires” of the modern world and expressed a desire for a peaceful place untouched by negativity.

Although the message was subtle, it conveyed a strong sense of solidarity and protection for his former bandmate.

The White Stripes, known for their minimalist and powerful rock sound, officially disbanded in 2011. Since then, Meg White has chosen to step away from the public eye, refraining from releasing new music or participating in media appearances. This recent outpouring of support from Jack White serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring bond between the two musicians and their shared history as a groundbreaking musical duo.

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As the 20th anniversary of their most successful album, “Elephant,” approaches, The White Stripes are experiencing a resurgence in popularity. The album, featuring the iconic hit “Seven Nation Army,” is set to be re-released in commemoration. Additionally, both Jack and Meg White are candidates for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame later this year, reflecting the lasting impact of their influential and innovative musical partnership.