Slayer are unquestionably one of the greatest bands in metal history. They’re 36-year veterans who basically willed the entire genre of thrash into being. They made at least three of metal’s era-defining classics. They became massive underground stars while maintaining an uncompromisingly brutal style. Their guitar solos will still spin your head around. Their live shows are a crucial rite of passage and a great place to get your ass kicked. They deserve eternal respect. But also: Fuck these guys. Look at these fucking dipshits:
Believe it or not this picture was posted by me Tom Araya on 1/20 cause I thought it was funny … I was amazed at the comments about the picture some positive some negative more amazing was in 2 hours there was 10,000 likes … But i never would have guessed that there where so many snowflakes commenting their distaste for the new president. Like him or not he is the president … woke up the next morning and found someone had deleted the post … can some one please explain why…?
“So many snowflakes commenting their distaste”? No. Eat shit, Slayer.
UPDATE: As our own Michael Nelson points out, it seems further down the comments section Araya cracked a joke about “Mike pence turning fruits into vegetables,” presumably a reference to Pence’s support of horrifying gay conversion therapy. So, yeah, fucking fuck Slayer a lot.
Like, not even getting into the "snowflakes" and "fruits" shit, which is indefensibly gross. pic.twitter.com/s2cyYGtHPu
— Michael Nelson (@nelsonicboom) January 25, 2017
UPDATE 2: As Blabbermouth reports, the band has released a statement:
“As was verified by Tom, this was his post, is not something the band would have posted if asked, and does not belong on a Slayer social page. We all have our personal opinions, some of which we have voiced in the past, but Slayer has never endorsed any political party or any candidate, and the band intends to keep it that way.”