Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Slipknot's Corey Taylor: "Flying the Confederate flag outside government buildings is not right"

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Opie Radio and talked about the Confederate flag, you can read some excerpts below.

Taylor about Confederate flag controversy, said: "It's interesting, 'cause everybody talks about heritage versus hate and everything. And it's just, like, history kind of teaches us it is about hate. I mean, you can talk about the General Lee all you want, but it still stands for the fact that you were trying to keep the right to own people. I don't get it. It's 2015. It's not like it's fucking 1901. It's 2015. If you can't figure out why it's wrong to put a Confederate flag in front of a place where you're supposed to have fucking equal justice, then you need to go back to fucking sleep, man, 'cause you're never gonna figure it out."

Taylor also talked about the fact that Amazon and Walmart have both announced that they will no longer sell Confederate flag merchandise: "Everybody has the right to free speech, but when you're flying that outside of a government building, it's not right. I'm not taking anyway from anybody's right to wear it, it's fine; you can believe what you believe. You can actually superimpose your beliefs and what you think it stands for. 'Cause a lot of people don't understand what it stands for, they think it's General Lee, it just represents the South and we're good old boys and whatever, and that's fine, but you don't understand that there's a whole other level that that represents, you know?!"

He continued: "So, yeah, on the one hand, Walmart shouldn't have done that, and it's just another fucking overreaction to something that made sense here, but then people just completely overdid it and made it fucking contrite and stupid."

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