Electronic Arts (EA) recently released their new shooting game Star Wars: Battlefront, and as a part of their marketing campaign, they supposedly contacted Breaking Benjamin frontman, Benjamin Burnley.
Burnley claims EA wanted to give him money for some nice words, but he was not impressed by the offer. This weekend he posted this picture to his almost 50.000 followers on Instagram:
Instead of saying something nice about the game, he broke the disc in half, and tells EA to shove the game where the sun don’t shine with this message attached to the picture:
They wanted to pay me to post that I like this peice of s*** game .. They can shove it up their a** this game sucks I’d rather watch the god awful prequels then play this peice of shit one more second that’s for ruining Star Wars EA 🙂
A lot of his followers did not like the act and has stated their disapproval clearly in the commentary section.
“I guess this game “broke” Benjamin. What a tool. Your music is for kids who don’t know any better”, says Instagram user Hulbust_this_hulkbust_that.
“Wow, the exact level of professionalism I’d expect from someone who names their band after themselves. Grow up, cry baby”, says a user named tonydavisss.
It is not impossible that EA actually offered money for some kind words about their game, how they react to the broken disc is another subject. It is likely that Star Wars Battlefront has recieved more publicity with this post than if Burnley just said he loved it, so EA might not be as upset as Burnley.