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Sufjan E-Mails Smack Down
by Staff | 04.13.2006

Now we here at Filter like to think that we are above spreading rumors about our heroes and their torrid affairs of the heart, but we're willing to hop down from our ivory tower for the occassional bit of indie gossip.

Recently, Pitchfork ran a news story about Rosie Thomas being pregnant with Sufjan Stevens' baby. While they were quite correct about the product of this triste being the cutest baby ever, sadly the news itself was erroneous. Sufjan quickly issued a statement correcting Pitchfork, which they reported thus:

"First of all, I would like to thank everyone who called or sent notes of congratulations about the news of my baby. I am so proud.

"Secondly, the baby is a hoax. I had nothing to do with the baby hoax. I was as shocked as everyone else about the baby. Matthew's story was so convincing I almost believed it myself.

"Thirdly, something you need to know about Rosie is that she's really weird and she's really funny. So it's no surprise that she could pull this off, this imaginary baby. But the fact is, Rosie is not carrying my baby. As far as I know, we spent quality time in the studio, not in bed. If Rosie's pregnant, it's not my baby. Maybe it's Denison's baby. Maybe it's an alien baby. I don't know. All I know is that the baby is probably going to grow up to be a clown, or a mime, or a bassoon player or something funny like that. Most babies come out crying, but Rosie's baby is going to be born laughing its butt off."

But the truth will out, and thanks to Stereogum we have uncovered the unmentioned fourth paragraph of the letter:

"Fourthly, the fact that an internet news site printed a story about my baby without consulting me first is insulting. I mean, it's my baby. Maybe I have things I'd like to say about the baby too. Such as: it doesn't exist."

Yikes! You name someone album of the year and this is the thanks you get.

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