Corey Taylor Vows to Stop Engaging Twitter Trolls on Politics: ‘I Would Rather Take a F–king Saw to My Own Face’
The day has finally come — Corey Taylor is no longer going to tell you what he thinks. Well, at least if you’re a troll stirring up political flame wars. In a new interview with Kerrang!, Taylor pledges to “stop engaging trolls about politics on Twitter” for his New Year’s Resolution.
After writing an entire book on politics, America 51, Taylor has publicly explained his ideology on the subject. Though the Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman criticized Hillary Clinton and the entire state of American government in the book, Taylor came down the hardest on Donald Trump. Corey Taylor has no doubt received hate from Trump supporters for being so vocal, so he’s decided to hang up the Twitter beefs.
“I would rather take a fucking saw to my own face than deal with that kind of bullshit anymore,” Corey tells Kerrang! “It’s so unnecessary and pathetic, and I can’t take any more of that shit. It’s not even that I have a problem with their politics: it’s their self-righteous indignation that comes with it.”
He continues, “For all the harrumphing that the right does about the left being a bunch of snowflakes, they are the ones that are so butthurt about so much shit it’s not even funny. I look at them and think, ‘I’m not going to sit here and debate a crying child.’ If there was a button on Twitter that asked ‘Would you like to block with relish?’ then that’s the one I’d be hitting. They can enjoy their spoilt brat infancy. I’ve got kids of my own, without having to deal with kids that I don’t need to take care of.”
Taylor finished his statement up by reiterating a longstanding resolution to never stop learning. “If something that you believe is right turns out to be wrong, you have to embrace that – you can’t just reject that out of spite. I’m one of the most wrong people on the planet, and I also have one of the biggest fucking mouths, so it’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve had to learn. It’s going to make you a better person to be on the better side of facts than the worst side of fiction.”
After a wildly successful 2017 with Stone Sour, Taylor will keep the momentum going later this month with a batch of new tour dates with the rock band. As for Slipknot, the masked nine will likely remain dormant throughout 2018, though Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan hopes to get into the studio by November.
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