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Death Cab For Cutie Disses Jared Leto

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Jared Leto is such a douche that he's incited the ire of a band with the word "cutie" in its name!

Death Cab for Cutie member Nick Harmer recently ragged on the insincerity of Leto's band, 30 Seconds to Mars, saying that he's just "acting the part" of a rock star.

Bandmate Ben Gibbard added, "He's a professional actor in music; so there's no way to feel any sincerity about his position as a musician… Because he makes a living playing characters — so why wouldn't he be able to take a step forward? Then you're also acting what you think a rock star should act like."

Not only that, but Harmer said that everyone just plays along with Leto's dress up games, because "Oh, that’s what rock stars do: they wear eyeliner."


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80 comments to “Death Cab For Cutie Disses Jared Leto”

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  2. 2

    i can see another blackeye for you Mario!!!!!!!!

  3. 3

    Re: UrMajestyMsG – Yer number #1……….. you win Sir Connery for a night……………. :o ) LOL

  4. 4

    OMG…. can't belive this shit…

  5. 5

    If I was Zoe D I would be pissed at Ben. Isn't his wife to be an actor/singer??

  6. 6

    Mario….fix this fucking site…. i should be able to read my posts in a hour or two!!!!!!!!!

  7. 7

    30 second to mars are not that relevant for a post,let along a diss

  8. 8

    yeah, I find that a little hard to believe since his fiance/lady friend whatever…is a professional actress in music ….

  9. 9

    Re: UrMajestyMsG – morning…

  10. 10

    who….what band(s)….huh???? and jared leto hasn't been an actor for quite some time either………

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  13. 13

    I find it funny, however, that Ben Gibbard is married to Zooey Deschanel… a 'professional actor in music.' I hate 30STM though…

  14. Shark says – reply to this


    That DCFC band member is right and so are you mario….an actor has to choose is it going to be acting or singing? you cannot do both…….if you sing in a band and also act you must be fake right?
    Actually doing both and fairly well is not allowed right?
    So fred estaire and bing crosby should not have acted and sung and danced…wow that is three things!!!
    JLo should not have danced and acted and sung…wow three again!

    Funny that jared was in a band well before acting fame…so maybe you should think of him more as a singer rather than actor….you are such a limited narrow minded douche mario.

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  16. 16

    Re: Shark – I agree with all of your post except for that last little bit. Jared Leto has been an actor for a very long time. He was in MY So-Called Life with Claire Daines when I was a kid. He was an actor first, and as far as I am concerned, of singing and acting he is better as an actor. 30STM came along several years after his role as Jordan Catalano (and coincidentally, when MTV was still decent).

  17. 17

    Add "Gained respect from true musicians" to their resume' please. Like Leto as an actor, but the whole guyliner thing is not rock and roll. I might have to start listening to Death Cab more often.

  18. 18

    Are you a 12 year old boy drawing dicks on photos???

  19. 19

    Jealous much?

  20. 20

    You two just need to kiss and make up. Jared, contact Perez and make nicey, nice. BTW we are all actors in our life - some are just better at it than others.

  21. 21

    I hate Jared Leto more than any one, but I think Ben Gibbard is forgetting he's engaged to a professional actress who is involved in music. Her music is boring and shitty, but that's her future husband bashing what she's doing basically. He was stupid for saying that.

  22. 22

    By the way this is the best photo split/illustration of all perezhilton.com time.

  23. 23

    i love death cab. they are true admirable artists

  24. 24

    LOL!!! YEAH! Who is this guy I love him already!

  25. 25

    STFU HE makes great music with a great band ive never even here of BEn GIbarrd and so what if we know JLeto through his acting, its his singing thats making him shine there is no difference in entertainment, ur there to make music to entertain its all part of the same mashpotatoes get over yourself BEn, you band sucks anyways!!! long live 30 seconds to mars fuk the haters.

  26. 26

    I doubt he actually said that. Kind of silly to limit people like that, including his wife. Though, I must say, it is annoying when actors automatically get publicity and/or work with the "hottest" producers and record companies- not because they pulled their shit together and moved up through the music world via passion, drive, intelligence and talent, but because they are already famous.

  27. 27

    I'm disappointed in Death Cab for Cutie for making that statement.
    Maybe Nick Harmer is right about Jared Leto .. maybe he's not.
    They still should not be dissing Leto's performance or Leto's band.

  28. 28

    Hmmmmm, I think what DCFC is trying to say is Jared Leto is a wannabe rockstar. And he is. I hate 30 seconds to mars.

  29. 29

    oops can't wait till the mars street team get in here and defend his messiah Jared Leto.. Lol

  30. 30

    death cab is amazing and 30stm will never be better than them

  31. 31

    Next thing Jared will be throwing a Billy Bob Tornton, lol

  32. 32

    What about Juliette Lewis??

  33. 33

    I've never heard of death cab.

  34. 34

    I think it's really unprofessional that they're talking shit about fellow musicians. He may be a douche, but he's a smart douche. There's a reason people know who he is…death cab, regardless of their awesomeness, need to steal a few pages from his book.

  35. 35

    um, like deathcab are rockstars…they're the definition of wannabes

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    That is stupid. You can do both, & I respect people when they can be successful @ both, which Jared has been. DCFC music sucks. 30STM is amazing. JLeto isn't trying to be something he isn't, him & his brother have been musicians since they were younger. You can't just act like a rock star, you have to have the talent, which he does.

  38. 38

    And I imagine what he is getting at is authenticity. DCFC are a hell of a lot more original and authentic than the recycled pathos of 30StM. But yes, actors should be able to be musicians and vice versa, as well as anything else they feel inclined towards and have talent with.

  39. 39

    Tell us Ben, is Zoe D a fake actress or a fake musician?? What a JackAss!
    Now who's the Douchebag?
    BTW Mario, this NEWS is about a week old, get with the program and stop regurgitating other news sources news!!!!!!!!!!!!

  40. 40

    Hahaha! Punked!

  41. 41

    Uh, yeah Jared Leto is such a douche. I had a friend who met him on the subway in london..he invited her over to his hotel and when she got there he was a total freak! He wanted her to do disgusting things, freaky things (and not good freaky, baaaad freaky). She refused, left his room, and never returned his repeated phone calls after that. Hahahahhahaha…oh, and his band SUCKS. Seriously, it really does.

  42. 42

    Re: krazygreen1126
    Ok you're an idiot. You think that DCFC sucks and 30stm is amazing???? WOW. You have something to learn about music…Jared Leto has zero soul..

  43. 43

    I don't like either band so they can all fuck off.

  44. 44

    I like 30 Seconds to Mars, but yeah Ben is completely right, I don't see Leto as a real rock star. Death Cab for Cutie is better anyway.

  45. 45

    Haaaaaa! great doodle

  46. 46

    Any person from this band should never ever act, ever, they are not allowed, they are only musicians, you cannot do both!!!!

  47. SF90 says – reply to this


    So I guess band like Slipknot & KISS aren't rockstars either since they dress up? He basically just bashed a lot of musicians out there with saying that.
    This guy probably haven't been listening to 30STM's albums or really watched their live performances. He's probably just seen the video for "The Kill" and based all his opinions on what he saw there.

  48. SF90 says – reply to this


    And for all those people saying that Leto hasn't done movies for a while. He did Chapter 27 that never really got a real release date since all Beatles fans bashed it before seeing it and said that it "glorified Lennon's killer" and started a petition.
    He also has a new movie coming out called Mr. Nobody where he plays, I think, 11 different characters.
    He's not like Beyoncé that does movies and music at the same time. He concentrates on one thing at a time. So when he's not doing movies, he's doing music and the opposite way.
    It's better to give 100% on one thing and put your heart into it than just do things that people offer you so you make a shitload of money.

  49. 49

    i dont care if jared feels the music or not AS LONG AS HE IS HOT im happy with that
    i love their cds

  50. 50

    Jared Leto is hot… end of story…=P

  51. 51

    I guess I can get where Ben&Nick are coming from. But, Green day does the same thing. INFACT, most bands like 30 seconds to Mars do the whole eyeliner thing. BUt I adore Death CAb For Cutie. so i'mm sort of bias on this one.

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    This is frustrating. As if Death Cab for a Cutie knows what the hell a 'rock star' is, let alone what Rock is. I think not. So they're in no place to be making fun of other bands for this certain thing. Look at all the old rock bands and some more recent ones who wear eyeliner and even crazier things. To me, by saying this and pretending to know what they're talking about makes them look like idiots.

  54. 54

    Re: Poindexter-X – DING!

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    Re: jessicka – it's different, when he started doing music, he was a little boy, then he started a proffesional career as an actor but he was still doping music with his brother, then they got a contract with EMI music and did "30 Seconds To Mars" they first album in 2001, then in their second album "A Beautiful Lie" they got "famous" as a band, and a lot of people of my age (13) met Jared Leto as a musician more than an actor, and for us he is an inspiration no matter what, we are more than fans we are a big and disfunctional family, and DCFC it's a great band and i can't understand why ben said that about Jared, and i dont really care, people have their own oppinion about things, i cant understand why they just dont keep 'em to themselves, u know what? 30 SECONDS TO MARS is a greeat group it saved my life, and not that way, but i an musical way

  56. 56

    Jared is an amazing musician. He writes it all and is a genious. He is an ass but I think he was before he was in music. This guy is a hack saying this, he must just be jealous cuzJared is gorgeous!

  57. 57

    REALLY not a fan of leto
    rock stars arent playing a role or acting?
    come on
    ever heard of bowie or kiss
    if you arent acting a role youre acting at not playing a role
    some muso's are such asses

  58. 58

    Re: RAdamsIsAGod – What things??? lol sounds hilarious, what kind of girl goes straight to a hotel room after meeting a guy on a subway anyway?…. Do tell the story?!

  59. 59

    um that's funny because death cab isn't even a real band. they're not rock stars. they're teen pop bullsh!t. leave him alone "the kill" is a good song

  60. 60

    Never heard of Death Cab, I do have an appreciation for Leto though as he directed the music videos too… I have a huge amount of respect for someone that is creatively diverse. Actor/Musician/Director, all sounds good to me, who gives a sh*t if he wears eyeliner?

  61. api says – reply to this


    death cab is absolutely amazing.

  62. 62

    Who gives a shit, Jared has a great voice and does his role, of lead singer, very well. I could care less if the wardrobe and look is fake or not….aren't half the people on MTV and VH1 NOT like they appear on the videos on a day to day basis BUT go up on stage and put on a persona for the public.

  63. 63

    Re: jessicka
    Yeah, but then again he started singing as a hobbie from my understanding…doesn't mean he couldn't have been doing it earlier but just not in a major public way.

    I see no problem with talented people multi-tasking. He has a great voice. They do well everywhere but here (US) it seems.

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    Jared Leto is a complete douchebag….lol
    I've met him before and I was nothing more than put off by him and his Diva-like attitude…oh yes being in a band with a couple hundred fat groupies and their moms makes him oh-so-awesome….lmao…not

  65. 65

    Omg..My So-Called Life, Jared Leto was my celebrity crush! So hot in that show but now he looks like a mildly butch lesbian with bad make-up

  66. 66

    The best reply on that is : IGNORING it.

    btw : most of the biggest "rockstars" are kind of good actors on stage. It belongs to a good show.

    So Leto should take this as a compliment.

  67. 67

    [re=4036788]Re: –> MeLLy

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    Re: JadenH – ok, no links here…got it.

    Leto does not use eyeliner anymore, google for the latest pics (and maybe some will make you drool)

  69. 69

    I went off 30STM a long time ago (apart from Tomo

  70. 70

    30 Seconds To Mars are one of the best bands ever! Every single musician plays a character on stage. Jared is not some wannabe rockstar! He is a person who is doing what he loves, making music. Those who do not appreciate this fuck off and leave him alone! These comments will make Jared feel pretty shit and if it was the other way around imagine ur fucking feelings. Leave the poor guy alone, he hasn't done anything to you. You don't like his music, DON'T LISTEN!!!!!!!!

  71. 71

    You people are the proof of person who doesn't have life so they bitch about others.. do you want to fuck off and get a life instead of bitching about a guy who is probably a lot better looking and more talented than you? (this is from a fellow Mars follower)

  72. 72

    hang on a sec ben, isnt your fiance (or wife by now, meh) ACTRESS turned SINGER, zooey deschananananel?
    yeah, sit down…

  73. 73

    First of all Perez is beyond disgusting for doing that to Jared's picture
    Secondly DCFC is HYPOCRITICAL because Zooey is also an Actor
    Oh the Irony and the Stupidy of these statements.
    Frank Sinatra did both. There are many cross over Broadway Actors
    It's ludicrous to say that a person has to be "limited" to on profession
    Open mouth insert foot Deathcab
    30 Seconds to Mars has won many awards for their musical achievements
    Why don't you focus on your own band and not worry about someone
    elses TWO careers. Both of which he does well

  74. 74

    You didn't post the whole thing, Perez..you've just made Ben look like a douche.

  75. 75

    Such a crap, you know.
    How can a person judge about somebody who he doesn't even know? Not to mention he contradicts himself in his opinions.
    It's too absurd to my mind, too absurd to even discuss it.
    And saying that a man can't do both (c) is just envy and jealousy. Show some self-respect, people. If you can't do smth don't think that no one can. It's just childish, like you've never heard such words as philosophy. Go and read some interesting books, maybe you'll change your mind about the word "can".
    And speaking about Jared Leto you should show some respect. As well as while speaking about anyone else. You don't know him, why do you think you have a right to judge him? It's ridiculous and it says more about you than about him. Show some self-respect.

  76. Gh0st says – reply to this


    This is all about jealousy.
    They act like Jared is the first actor to have ever sang before.(It's been done for years so why the Jared bash?) So he wants to be and actor and a singer, he can do whatever the fuck he pleases. Why are they talking shit in the first place? I've heard Death Cab, they're not that great, collage rock at best. And if the dude wants to wear eyeliner let him wear fucking eyeliner, doesn't make him a rock star or not, it makes him a guy that wants to put some fucking eyeliner on. Death Cab needs to shut their mouths. 30 seconds to mars has way more fans than Death Cab will ever have. No one talks about DCFC so they have to talk shit about some one more famous to get their name put on sites like this, pretty pathetic. So I say, go on Jared to the goddamn thing!

  77. 77

    This Makes no fucking sense.
    Death Cab for Cutie , # 1, suck.
    #2, Jared isn't even a douche, i don't know why everyone is always saying this.
    Just because he's not out and about trying to get paparazzi attention all day and going to public events 24/7 doesn't mean he's a douche.

    #3 Jared isn't playing a part of a musician, they've been going at this for over 10 years, He's given up movie roles because he wanted to do stuff for the band.
    And Death Cab for Cutie are just randomly talking shit, which i have no idea why.

    Why don't they keep they're ugly worthless fucking mouths shut,
    Jared is a great musician, he cares about his band. He cares about his fans.
    He Cares. He's not playing a part you worthless fucks.


  78. 78

    This is so disgusting…I'm so sick of it people…I don't have anything against Perez,i've accepted the fact that he doesn't give a shit..Well me either…People who insult other fellow musicians in that horrible way only gain a 5-minute fame…Bravo then!Come on guys let's all clap for the Mighty DCFC who have more fans,more awards,are more famous and certainly have a brighter future than 30stm

  79. 79

    All i have to say is ENOUGH,you listening to me people ENOUGH…Let Jared be..wtf..you ain't better than him…What has he achieved and what have we?Please

  80. 80

    omg this is complete and utter shit >:(
    he is not acting the role of a rockstar he is probably a better rockstar than the band insulting him >:(