Diplo? More like Dipsh*t.
DJ Diplo, a.k.a. Thomas Wesley, was en route to Burning Man when this photo of him shilling fast-food fried chicken was shot:
For the stunt, Broke-Ass Stuart has awarded him "2019 Burning Man Douchebag of the Year":
Burning Man is a great place for art, community, music, gifting, hedonism, self-expression, self-discovery, and self-reliance. Founded by a community who wanted an environment "unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising", which is why we are awarding the Burning Man Douche Bag of the Year to DJ Diplo, for using the festival for corporate advertising! Diplo & Popeyes' chicken teamed up this year to use Burning Man to market fast food…
Diplo, is famous for dubstep, sexist tweets, and now for being a FuckJerry sized corporate douche. Popeye's posed Diplo in front of a giant Popeye's billboard, in the form of a jet, so that he could pretend he and the billboard were actually at Burning Man, and use the photo-op as an instagram marketing opportunity. He wrote, "Popeyes heard I wanted to try their sandwich so they sent me some in a jet… Wendy's your move." What he should have written was, "Here I am, pretending to be at Burning Man, and selling out to a corporation, sick right? People may not listen to my music anymore, but they'll definitely hear about what a douchebag I still am #PlayaRumours"
screenshot via Broke-Ass Stuart via Instagram