Nick Cave is one of the most influential and enduring figures in modern culture, responsible for a litany of seismic releases with the Bad Seeds, The Birthday Party, Grinderman, and more, not to mention a prolific writer of novels and screenplays (including John Hillcoat’s 2005 Australian western The Proposition).
Still, it makes sense that a teenager from New Zealand might not know who he is. When a young teen named James Malcolm was waiting for his flight, he noticed a group of people asking for photos with Cave. Feeling “left out,” Malcolm captured a selfie with the artist and posted it to Twitter, asking who “the celeb” is.
Well, he sure knows now. His mentions have been flooded with Twitter users both charmed and, well, weirdly offended? Look at this self-serious asshole:
Artists can be celebrities, pal. Ignore him, James.