Monday, February 1, 2016

New Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura: "Phil Anselmo, fuck you"

New Evanescence guitarist Jen Majura commented Phil Anselmo "white power" gesture. You can watch the video below.

Jen Majura said: "I've never been a big fan of reaction posts or YouTube comment videos and stuff like that, but after I saw this, I can't just shut my trap and say nothing. Especially me, as a half-Asian living in Germany, I just have to say something now.

"Metal, from my personal understanding, is more than just music; it's a lifestyle. And ever since I got [into] the metal scene, it's always been like a friendly community. You never experience hate stuff going on from metalhead to metalhead, like, 'Ewww… You're listening to Slipknot. How can you do that? I hate you for it. Now you will have to listen to… whatever.' Stuff like that doesn't happen in metal. And I think especially the topic racism has absolutely no point in metal, in music, in life, on stage, backstage, wherever; there should be no point at all for this topic. I mean, we're living now, not, like, a hundred years ago.

"Pantera had always been a big, big influence for a lot of musicians, and they still have a lot of young people following them. Obviously, this band has a front dude who is behaving like a stupid dork with a very, very asshole-like attitude. And I'm not afraid to say that, because it's just wrong. You can't be on stage and behave like that with that greeting and 'white power.' And then, even afterwards, telling something about white wine? That's lame. That's lame. That's stupid. And it's not correct to behave like this. So if this is his real opinion and his real way of thinking, I just have one thing to say: Phil Anselmo, fuck you!"

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