I'm not sure how many people are familiar with the phenomonen of Christopher Weingarten, but he's the former drummer of Parts & Labor turned into some sort of faintly terrifying meta-hipster who writes for Village Voice and advocates twitrter based music journalism. At present his last tweet says 'So which alt-weekly music section or sub-Mog meme-hunter is gonna do the definitive Google-bait blog post on "What Is Rape Gaze?"', which sort of lets you know what you're getting yourself in for.
AAAAAAANYWAY, he's spent the last two days posting tweet after tweet about how Salem are racist because he thinks their rapper is doing an offensive imitation of a black person... does anybody else think this theory holds any water? I really dislike his rapping, but er, yeah, I don't think he's pretending to be black...
I guess Weingarten is just one chap and it may seem vaguely pointless my drawing attention to this, but I think he's a reasonably influential figure, albeit in a horrible hipster way, and probably more in the US. Also he is a good drummer.
(His twitter is www.twitter.com/1000timesyes, you kind of have to wade through a lot of stuff to get the gist)