Pitchfork Video at Gun Range—July 2012
In July, Pitchfork.tv drew criticism after posting an episode of their “Selector” video series that featured Keef being interviewed at a gun range. Later, in response to the Chicago violence and JoJo killing, the site removed the video from its archives and released an apologetic statement. “The horror of the gun violence that has plagued our hometown is something we all take very seriously,” said Editor-In-Chief Mark Richardson. “Many people have pointed out that this episode could be seen as trivializing gun violence, and we feel they have a good point.”
Months later, a judge demanded that Pitchfork turn over the video footage to courts.