During a recent interview with Matt Pinfield in 955 KLOS studios, Slipknot and Stone Sour’s lead vocalist, Corey Taylor, talked about the latest news considering new generation TikTokers wishing to cancel Eminem due to a problematic line from his 2010 hit song with Rihanna and resembled this reaction to the Salem witch trials.
As you probably know, Corey Taylor released his highly anticipated album ‘CMFT‘ back in October 2020 which was well-received by both fans and critics. Some of his fans were surprised with Taylor’s ‘new sound‘ as his new songs’ genre is a fusion of classic metal, punk rock, folk-rock, blues, and hip-hop.
It seems like working on hip-hop has encouraged Corey Taylor to get more involved in that world as in his latest interview, he commented on TikTokers’ wish to cancel out Eminem. As you may have heard, in the past days, Eminem’s line ‘I know I’m a liar, if she ever tries to f***ing leave again, I’ma tie her to the bed and set this house on fire‘ from his collaboration with Rihanna in 2010, has gone viral.
TikTokers argue that this line glorifies domestic violence and finding this lyric highly unethical, they have initiated a conversation on how to cancel out Eminem. In his recent interview, Corey Taylor said that this is no different from the Salem witch trials as it is a form of ‘complete condemnation without context or any rationalization for an action like that.’
He went on to say that he finds this mentality extremely dangerous as it reminds him of a mob deciding when a person’s career is over. Taylor also added that the level of censorship in modern-day social media is troubling as ‘you can’t even make a joke anymore — even in the cleanest of situations’ because people might get offended and attack you.
Here’s what Corey Taylor said during the interview:
“I was just reading about how Gen Z is trying to cancel Eminem because of one line that was in a Rihanna song that he did with her. And I’m just like, is that where we are right now? I mean, at this point, you’re talking about the Salem witch trials. You’re talking about, you know, America in the ’20s where the KKK was like a political force. You’re talking about complete condemnation without context or any rationalization for an action like that.
To me, that’s the most dangerous — when the mob decides that you’re gone. I mean, that is Caesar at the Colosseum, for God’s sake. That’s when it’s dangerous. The level of censorship that we‘re starting to see — and I’m not saying that certain things haven’t been said that easily offend people. However, the flip side of that is that you can‘t even make a joke anymore — even in the cleanest of situations.”
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