You may know Will Hoge as a recent Scene cover boy, or as "composer of such hit as 'Even If It Breaks Your Heart.'" But did you know that he's also an activist? An activist for what he deems a very important cause, as a matter of fact: putting a stop to "bullying on Twitter by '80s pop stars.'"
You see, Hoge recently tweeted something about some guy in an elevator being a jerk and looking like adult-contempo juggernaut Richard Marx. According to Hoge, both Marx himself and "nearly 10" of his fans took offense to Hoge's tweetin', and thus Hoge responded with the video you can see above. In the video, Hoge says he's starting a campaign called "Richard Marx's Sensible People Ending Really Mean Online Nastiness Inside Twitter" — or, naturally, "Richard Marx's SPERMONIT." "We need to live in a world where it is OK," says Hoge, "to say that someone looks like Maxi Priest, Curtis Stigers, Andrew Ridgeley, Rob Base or even Kenny G."
How did Marx respond to the video? Well, he tweeted it, but not without a little commentary of his own: "Here's a hilarious vid by @WillHoge where he publicly denigrates me and 7 other artists cuz he's so damn edgy and cool." Yikes, collar tug.