Dave Mustaine Can't Shutup; Opposes Gay Marriage
Last week, Dave Mustaine said he would vote for Rick Santorum and in turn got a ton of publicity for it, only to retract his statement a bit saying he never officially used the word "endorse." Needless to say, it made it pretty obvious that Mustaine agrees with Santorum's ultra-conservative beliefs. To further cement his ultra-conservatism, Mustaine was recently asked what his viewpoint on gay marriage is and his answer was hilarious:
"Well, since I'm not gay, the answer to that would be no." Dave was then questioned if he would support legislation to make marriage between a man and another man legal. He replied, "I'm Christian. The answer to that would be no."
So, only gay people can support gay marriage? That's like saying "I'm not a woman, so I don't support the woman's right to choose." Wait, that's probably a bad example, because he would say something like that. That's like saying "I don't support minimum wage laws because I live in a mansion" or "I don't support pot legalisation because I'm just a massive cokehead." The fact that he says that because he is Christian, he has to oppose gay marriage yet goes around telling everybody to not be a sheep and listen to what the government tells them is so massively ironic that my head hurts.
Ultimately, somebody in Dave's camp needs to just STOP BOOKING HIM FOR INTERVIEWS. All he does is put his foot in his mouth and turn off another portion of his fan base. I am not saying I want him censored, on the contrary, the more ridiculous things he says, the more I can write about and get hits. The issue is this man is a hero to many people with many different viewpoints on life and by being so free with his opinion, he is alienating people who look up to him.
One person who is not alienating his fanbase, is Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato, who, when asked by a fan about his views on homophobia in metal, wrote a fantastic response:
"I really think masculinity insecurity issues are the problem, and listening to testosterone-charged music and putting on a tough-guy front enables the people with those issues to live in a sort of constructed 'man suit,'" replied Puciato.
"It's frustrating that the United States leans so much on Christianity politically, a religion that teaches at its fundamental core complete intolerance toward homosexuality.
"It's not a coincidence that homophobia is most rampant in those three genres [metal, hip-hop and country], and that those genres are primarily embraced by low-income groups, groups that have low exposure to quality education, and almost no exposure to travel or different cultures. Punk and hardcore ethics have always been more refreshing and progressive, however."
This is why I will forever support The Dillinger Escape Plan…rational though process!