Fall Out Boy guitarist Joe Trohman has taken the story written by New York Daily News Gossip Columnist Ben Widdicombe regarding fellow band mate Pete Wentz’s girlfriend Ashlee Simpson very personally. So much so that he has issued a response to the news item on his personal blog on Friendsorenemies.com.
Widdicombe had published the following story:
Members of Fall Out Boy, who failed to get a Grammy nomination last week, are said to be blaming Pete Wentz’s relationship with Ashlee Simpson. “Grammy voters are fed up with Ashlee after she was caught lip-synching,” a pal tells OK! mag. “Her relationship with Pete has definitely affected public opinion of the band. The guys in FOB are furious – they think everything Ashlee touches is poison, and they really want her to stop touching Pete!”
Joe, who doesn’t typically respond to gossip, posted a response on his blog addressing the story which he calls “complete tabloid bullsh**.”
This just irked me-.. We don’t have any ‘pals’ that gossip to the tabloids over our business. We also don’t blame a certain someone (ASHLEE) for our lack of a Grammy nod. Don’t believe the gossip columns out there. This ‘poisonous’ person that was mentioned is nothing short of awesome, and we fully back her. Everything in Camp FOB is all good.