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John Dolmayan: “Whatever Your Politics You Are All Welcome, System Of A Down Is For All Of You And Always Will Be”


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It’s been a turbulent time for politically aware System Of A Down fans as of late. While the band’s frontman Serj Tankian remains adamantly opposed to the current U.S. administration and President Donald Trump, the group’s drummer John Dolmayan has instead voiced his support for the current leader of the free world and many of his policies.

It’s been a source of much discord from the band’s fanbase with Tankian himself seemingly firing a shot at his bandmate earlier this week.

Just days prior to that Dolmayan had been quite vocal about his own right-wing beliefs and rights to express them. Tonight (June 18th) Dolmayan addressed the matter of the band’s internal political divide and the tensions that have flared as of late among their fanbase, sharing the following on Instagram:

“To all the people who disagree with my opinions but still listen to what I have to say and argue respectfully I thank you. I thank you for your passion , I thank you for your heart and most of all I thank you for your different perspectives. As to system fans, some of you have been disheartened by my opinions and that’s affected your love of our music , that’s a shame, don’t be , they are just opinions after all

I accept all of you for who you are as you are and hope you understand disagreeing doesn’t mean not caring for each other. You are why all of us in system have what we have and we owe you a debt of gratitude for sticking with us all these years . Whatever your politics you are all welcome , System of a Down is for all of you and always will be. Music has the power to bring us all together if we can just put differences aside , thank you all I love you all”

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To all the people who disagree with my opinions but still listen to what I have to say and argue respectfully I thank you. I thank you for your passion , I thank you for your heart and most of all I thank you for your different perspectives. As to system fans, some of you have been disheartened by my opinions and that’s affected your love of our music , that’s a shame, don’t be , they are just opinions after all. I accept all of you for who you are as you are and hope you understand disagreeing doesn’t mean not caring for each other. You are why all of us in system have what we have and we owe you a debt of gratitude for sticking with us all these years . Whatever your politics you are all welcome , System of a Down is for all of you and always will be. Music has the power to bring us all together if we can just put differences aside , thank you all I love you all

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