Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dez Fafara of DevilDriver is Fine, Upstanding Metal Citizen, Won't Stand For Crowdsurfer Groping

Dez Fafara of DEVILDRIVERNice guy Dez Fafara of DevilDriver is 100% supportive of Staind frontman Aaron Lewis' recent mid-song rant during a festival show in Kansas City against audience members who were groping a teenage girl as she surfed the pit.

In a recent interview with Rockersphere, Dez said he was in agreement with Lewis and had this to say on the subject of creepy gropers getting handsy in the "safety" of a large crowd.

"Of course, it’s wrong. It’s completely wrong. If I see it, I’ll stop a show for sure. Gentlemen should be just that — gentlemen. That’s why we’re in there and that’s why metal people are in there — to have a good time, not to be groping people. That’s tantamount to rape."

Fafara added:

"I don’t put up with any of that kind of shit."

Here again, for all those unaware, is incontrovertible proof that those who embrace metal are the furthest thing from the stigma that surrounds it; true metalheads are the kindest, most caring, helpful, supportive, and upstanding moral people on this earth. Most of us, while we take solace in both the darkness and the light, would give all we could to help another who needs it, and do all we can to better the world around us and all who dwell within it.

When was the last time a pop music personality took such a hard-line moral stance on something that wasn't just for a charity event they were being paid to attend? Oh yeah, it's been quite a while - the pop music industry has been far too busy promoting hooliganism and rape... because sex sells, obviously.

Fucking morons.

I just can't believe I live in a country where the majority of people who reside here follow blindly whomever can bark the loudest, and base their opinions off shallow appearance and care little for details. That's why we have such a problem here with women falling victim to all kinds of abuses and harassment, sexual or otherwise. Pop music has more rape-y innuendos and insinuations than I've ever seen in my life, and it's being played over and over again by every major radio/music station everywhere.

In truth, I'm sick to death of it and all that pop music has become.

Instead of wishing death upon them, however, I will honor the ways of metal and wish only for the popularity and acceptance of metal to grow, thus enabling our children to live in a world one day where common sense, kindness, and kinship are no longer a rarities.

Well done, Dez Fafara. The world needs more like you.


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