All That Remains’ Phil Labonte Responds To Backlash From Homophobic Black Veil Brides Comment (Updated)
All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte has taken to his Facebook/Twitter accounts to address the backlash over yesterday’s news of him directing a homophobic slur at Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack.
Some of his postings can be found below with all of them available at the aforementioned social media accounts:
“”I use the word “FAGGOT” in reference to a guy who dresses like @Jeffreestar but w/o the pink and it makes the metal “news” and I’m a homophobe. I say “I back gay rights 100%” and no one makes a peep. NIce job metal media.”
“Also, I’ve talked to @jeffreestar, he’s a cool guy. Or girl. And he doesn’t get fucking butthurt by the word “faggot”"
“Oh, and he’s sucked WAY more dicks than the singer of Black Veiled Brides. I don’t think Andy is even GAY. #mediacreatedoutrage.”
“America, ya know what sucks? Beheading someone for SORCERY. Rape. Murder. Violence. That hurts. Why doesn’t the metal “media” mention any of that? Oh yeah, cause it doesn’t generate traffic to their site.”
“And in six months no on will remember this at all. But in six months the guys who got their heads cut off for speaking out against the NarcoCartels in Mexico will still be dead.”"
Update – November 03rd 3:58pm:
Labonte has made what he describes as his last remark on the subject via his social media pages, you can read it below:
“I think this will be my last remark on the subject. All the blogs that don’t like what I said, or what I post, or my politics. YOU ALL MAKE MONEY CAUSE OF PEOPLE LIKE ME! As much as you “hate” me, you love me. Cause every once in a while I say something you can hate on. Maybe it’s a comment on here, where I am far more honest than ANY other person in the music industry today, OR we put out a disc that you can not listen to but still say how much you hate it. You’re welcome. Faggots.”