Nathan Dinsdale of The Pitch reports that a lot of people hate Wesley Reid Scantlin, including many in his hometown. They hate his voice. Hate his band, Puddle of Mudd. Hate his music. Hate his image. They hate his friends. They hate his success. They hate how he became a star. They hate that he is a star. And they really hate that a lot of people also love him. “The problem isn’t with Kansas City, and it’s not with the fans,” Wes’ mother Pat Scantlin says. “It’s the people in the music world who feel it’s necessary to tear Wes down. They say he deserted his friends, and, well, that’s not true.” Read more.