Whether fair or not, Ben Weasel has never been known as one to "go with the flow" and over time has earned a reputation as being somewhat of a jerk. First, it was the quarrels with bandmates (many of them). Over the years, disagreements and creative differences turned his band, Screeching Weasel, into a tilt-a-whirl of a rotating cast that continues to this day. There have also been the occasional flair ups with people outside of his band, usually purveyed through Mr. Weasel's writings. Then there was the chick that threw ice and spat at him during one of his shows. What followed (him punching her in the grill) has come to be known as the "infamous SXSW Incident". Now, it seems he has beef with the very people interested in producing a Screeching Weasel documentary. It's hard to say exactly what went on between the two parties but what is certain is that Ben has severed ties with the makers of the film, tentatively titled What We Hate. What follows are excerpts of their ensuing Facebook spat.
At the end of the day, it seems like a shame the documentary won't come to fruition as it looks like their is a good deal of quality footage in the can.
On a side note: I feel obligated to mention I have met Ben a couple of times and can only say he seemed like a genuine and nice enough guy. He has treated me with nothing but respect while posing for pics, shooting the shit, answering incessant questions, etc.