Slayer's Tom Araya Brands Anti-Trump People "Crybabies"
, April 18th, 2017 11:58
Comment follows backlash against a post he made on the band's Instagram account earlier this year
Slayer's Tom Araya has branded America "a nation of crybabies" following the fallout from a post by him earlier this year on the band's Instagram account featuring a Photoshopped picture showing the band posing with Donald Trump.
Many fans reacted negatively to the post with the band later commenting that it was Araya's decision to share the image, adding that "it’s not something the band would have posted if asked, and does not belong on a Slayer social page." Araya called the critics of the post "snowflakes" at the time.
Speaking recently to Chilean radio station Futuro, Araya said: "That’s what America has become. It’s become a bunch of people that, because they didn’t get their way, they’re mad. I shared a picture that I thought was funny. They can’t even joke. They can’t even laugh at themselves. They can’t even have fun. And that just is amazing that it’s come to that. We’re a nation of crybabies.
"I knew that some people wouldn’t like it. You have to do that, though, you know what I mean? I’m in Slayer, and being in Slayer, sometimes you do stuff like that just to piss people off."
He clarified that he neither voted for Trump or Clinton in the US election last year in the interview too. You can see the original controversial post here.