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Seven (Sic) things “Surfacing” about Slipknot this week – 8/13/19

Posted by on August 13, 2019

04) Corey Taylor says “There are too many f**king guns in America”

As we’ve expressed just yesterday (12th), the media tends to implicate entertainment after a violent/hateful crime happens. One of these implications is music, especially metal. Slipknot singer Corey Taylor recently spoke to the Independent as he expressed how “there are too many f**king guns in America.”

Taylor commented:

“I could walk outside right now and find a gun within minutes. There’s a very toxic gun culture here, it’s a cult, and it worries me. Music is an easy target because [people in authority] don’t understand it. There’s a complete lack of effort to try to understand it, and a lack of willingness to take any portion of the blame for these events.

If you’re looking for a certain kind of rhetoric, whether it’s hating black people or gay people or whatever, there are thousands of sites with people posting about it. We’re seeing the repercussions of a failure to address that. They still wanna blame the f**kng music, and it’s been happening since the Sixties to ‘85 with Tipper Gore… Just get the f**k out of my face with that s**t!”

Taylor later went to Twitter to clarify his statement explaining how he doesn’t have a problem with the second amendment:

“Absolutely man. Thank you for asking that- my problem is NOT with responsible gun owners. My problem is NOT with the 2nd Amendment. My problem is with the ease of availability and the psychosis behind the violence. I grew up around guns. I respect them. Other people do NOT.”

 

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