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System Of A Down’s John Dolmayan Brands Black Lives Matter Movement A “Democratic Party Fundraiser”, Claims “There Is No Systemic Racism In The United States”


System Of A Down drummer John Dolmayan continues to make headlines with his controversial political opinions, which lately have been leaning hard right. In a post shared overnight, Dolmayan accused the Black Lives Matter movement of being a “Democratic Party fundraiser and propaganda tool”.

His post was made in relation to this past weekend’s tragic murder of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner, who was shot and killed after unidentified persons opened fire on a car she was riding in. It alleged that the shots were fired in response to the vehicle crossing a protest barricade, with the incident taking place near the Wendy’s restaurant in Atlanta, GA where police killed Rayshard Brooks this past June.

Addressing the matter via his Instagram, Dolmayan stated:

“The supposed black lives matter movement never had legitimacy in my view and were always a Democratic Party fundraiser and propaganda tool . Along with antifa they have shown themselves to be the enemy of the people of the United States and have adopted lawlessness emboldened by a sensationalist media and the moronic Hollywood elites who pander to them at every opportunity . They will be brought to justice but when? How many more innocents need to be murdered before we come to our senses.”

Dolmayan later commented on the post in response to a commenter who stated, “downplaying systemic racism in the U.S. is playing a dangerous game”. Addressing that comment, Dolmayan responded “There is no systemic racism in the United States. Name one example”.

While Dolmayan‘s political and racial views seem to fly against the perceivably left-leaning political sentiments often shared by the activist lyrical content in System Of A Down‘s music—and indeed that of his own bandmates—the group seemingly still hold a level of respect for each other, despite their stark ideological differences.

System Of A Down's John Dolmayan On Instagram


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