System of a Down vocalist Serj Tankian shared a statement on Instagram to show his reaction to the hatred towards the band’s drummer John Dolmayan.

As you might remember, the drummer of System of a Down, John Dolmayan, has been the target of the reactions of the fans as a result of his statements about Donald Trump. John has been openly supporting the 45th President of America for a while now. However, the fans were not happy about it and they even wanted Serj to fire John from the band.

Recently, Serj shared a long statement regarding the fans’ harsh reactions on social media platforms and the ongoing argument about John’s dismissal from the band. As being both the drummer of the band and brother in law of Serj, John seemed to be staying in the band despite the pressure of the fans.

Here’s what Serj Tankian stated on the caption of his Instagram post:

My drummer and brother in law John Dolmayan whom I love and respect irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary and differences has always been my stalwart ally in efforts for recognition of the Armenian genocide within Soad.

The amount of online hate and stupidity against him and I are unjustifiable: social media has created an erroneous digital society that partially thrives on this reality. Remember irrespective of the stance, only artists that truly care and are impassioned will risk alienating their base for what they consider the truth.

Our dilemma and the possible fallacy is that we have two in one band. Some may consider that a weakness but the artistic, political, and social dichotomy if not quadrichotomy (not a word) has made System of a Down what it is today. Thank you all for reading. We should all do more non-online reading 🙂

You can see the post Serj Tankian shared on his Instagram account below.

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My drummer and brother in law @johndolmayan_ whom I love and respect irrespective of our extremely polarized political commentary and differences has always been my stalwart ally in efforts for recognition of the Armenian genocide within Soad. The amount of online hate and stupidity against him and I are unjustifiable: social media has created an erroneous digital society that partially thrives on this reality. Remember irrespective of the stance, only artists that truly care and are impassioned will risk alienating their base for what they consider the truth. Our dilemma and possible fallacy is that we have two in one band. Some may consider that a weakness but the artistic, political and social dichotomy if not quadrichotomy (not a word) has made @systemofadown what it is today. Thank you all for reading. We should all do more non-online reading 🙂

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