Twisted Sister’s frontman Dee Snider recently posted a series of tweets on his Twitter account and expressed his frustration about both the recent attack on the United States Capitol and a fan who compared these events to the Black Lives Matter protests which took place in the late spring of 2020.
As you probably know, Dee Snider enjoys using his social media accounts to express his views on political and social matters, announce his latest projects, talk about the unending popularity of Twisted Sister, and of course, interact with his devoted fans. This time, he used his platform to vocalize the anger and embarrassment he felt in relation to the recent happenings.
January 6, 2021, was a day that is definitely going to leave a mark in United States history. On that day, Trump sympathizers who aimed to support Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn his defeat against the elected president Joe Biden, stormed the United States Capitol in an attempt to prevent Congress from accepting Joe Biden’s win in the Electoral Colleges. The supporters breached numerous police parameters, ransacked, vandalized, and occupied parts of the building for hours.
This happening was criticized by numerous famous figures, including Dee Snider. However, his criticisms well not well received by everyone, and recently a police officer told Dee Snider that while everyone reacted to the destructive attack of Trump supporters, no one had the same stance during the Black Lives Matter movement which was initiated after the murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020.
Before Snider, another Twitter user responded by saying that during the BLM protests, 99% percent of the protesters were peaceful and that ‘the violence, looting, burning incidents many times were proven to be proud boys or other Trump sympathizers.’
Dee Snider chimed in and said that he was also in the Dakota Pipeline protests and that he was approached by some young men who told him that ‘they were instigators/agitators stirring the pot & causing the violence.’
Here’s what Dee Snider said in his tweet:
“My 90-year-old dad – a Korean War veteran and a former cop is livid at the actions taken by these homegrown terrorists. He fought and nearly died for this?”
To which a user responded:
“See, please tell me you at least see the double standard. I’ve been a police officer for 20 years. Wednesday was so wrong. No doubt. But all summer, cities literally burned. If taking over blocks of a city, kicking out LEOs in Portland wasn’t sedition, what is? That was defended.”
Here’s how another Twitter user responded:
“99% of the protests for black lives were peaceful. The violence, looting, burning incidents many times were proven to be proud boys or other Trump sympathizers who wanted it to look like protesters. You can check the facts yourself.”
Dee Snider chimed in and said:
“I was at the Dakota Pipeline protests. The native Americans were completely peaceful. At dinner, some ‘young people’ came up to me. ‘Big fans’. Told me they were instigators/agitators stirring the pot & causing the violence. No one wanted them there & many peacefuls were injured.”
You can check out all the tweets by Dee Snider and his followers below.
See, please tell me U at least C the double standard. I’ve been a police officer 4 20 years. Wednesday was so wrong. No doubt. But all summer, cities literally burned. If taking over blocks of a city, kicking out LEOs in Portland wasn’t sedition, what is? THAT was defended.
— Dave Kammerman (@DavidAndTerriK) January 9, 2021
I was at the Dakota Pipeline protests. The native Americans were completely peaceful. At dinner some "young people" came up to me. "Big fans". Told me they were instigators/agitators stirring the pot & causing the violence. No one wanted them there & many peacefuls were injured. https://t.co/pTLb2rHTkF
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) January 9, 2021