Twisted Sister’s legendary frontman Dee Snider reacted to Alice Cooper‘s statement regarding the musicians who spoke up about their political opinions and publicly asked him whether it was fine by him to ‘challenge art but not philosophy.’

As you may know, Twisted Sister vocalist Dee Snider has been using his social media accounts to share his personal opinions on various social and political subjects. Although some of his fans suggested him to mainly focus on his music and stay away from politics, Snider has never hesitated to express his opinions about the wrongdoings of the politicians.

Recently on Twitter, Snider reacted to a statement allegedly made by Alice Cooper related to the musicians publicly expressing their thoughts on politics. In his statement, Cooper claimed the fact that famous musicians were telling which candidate the fans should vote for was actually an abuse of power. He also mentioned that kind of political statement would prevent the fans’ freedom of choice.

Here’s what Alice Cooper asserted in his statement:

“When musicians are telling people who to vote for, I think that’s an abuse of power. You’re telling your fans not to think for themselves. Rock ‘n roll is about freedom and that’s not freedom.”

Twisted Sister icon Dee Snider did not remain silent about Cooper’s claims and revealed he also avoided to testify at the censorship hearings back in 1985. As you might recall, Dee Snider, John Denver, and Frank Zappa testified against censorship and the proposed warning system suggested by the Parents Music Resource Center.

The organization wanted to enact a rating system for music, which they identified as ‘porn rock.’ Apparently, during the rock musicians’ censorship battle, Alice Cooper chose to remain silent while Dee Snider and others had to face harsh reactions from the public.

Here’s how Dee Snider recalled one of the most challenging times of his career:

“Fair enough, but Alice Cooper told me he wouldn’t have testified at the senate hearings on censorship either. I did and I got a lot of heat for it at the time. It may not have been the best thing to do for my career… But sometimes you have to take a stand!!”

Furthermore, Snider posted another tweet about Cooper’s quote and mentioned how dissapointed he was to hear such things from someone whom he considered as a friend and a hero by stating:

“Reading this quote from Alice Cooper again (assuming it’s accurate) I’m hugely disappointed in his calling musicians speaking out an ‘abuse of power.’ Alice is a friend and a hero to me and I know a lot (too much) about the man…”

Additionally, Dee Snider mentioned the fact that Alice Cooper’s own legacy to all of us was about ‘questionning the accepted norm.’ Dee also publicly asked Cooper to answer the question about his thoughts on sticking by what he believed was right and continued:

“…Many of his heroes and inspirations are people who spoke out against political positions and his own legacy challenged us to question the accepted norm. I ask you, Alice Cooper, is it okay to challenge art but not philosophy? Doesn’t it all come down to questioning beliefs?

You can see the tweets Dee Snider posted on his official Twitter account below.