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Corey Taylor On Anti-Maskers: “Not Everything Has To Be A Political F*cking Statement”


Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has decades of experience wearing a mask in uncomfortable situations, and thus is shouldn’t be surprising that he has some thoughts on those who refuse to wear a mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking to Dean Delray on ‘Let There Be Talk‘, Taylor raised his thoughts on the matter in response to being asked about how his current hometown of Las Vegas, NV has handled the pandemic:

“It burned up again [the infection rate], because our mayor is a dipshit. This thing is gonna fucking — it’s gonna keep doing that until it evens out, man. It’s gonna keep doing it until we get a vaccine, to be honest, or at least something that can prevent.

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Vegas, it’s up and down. There are still a bunch of fucking mooks with no masks on at the casinos. And, actually, the people who were there — tourists or visitors or whatever — were giving shit to people who were wearing masks. That was enough for me to just go, ‘You know what, man? Fuck you!’

It’s, like, not everything has to be a political fucking statement. It’s better to just be cautious. It’s better to be smart. You wanna walk around with no fucking mask on, you go ahead and spin the barrel, and let’s see how many times you can click it. But these people who are actually trying to be preventive, there’s no reason for you to give them a rash of shit — they weren’t fucking saying anything to you. It’s just ridiculous, man.

That’s the shit that people aren’t talking about — the fact that some people are just minding their own fucking business, and a bunch of garbage fucking falls out of people’s faces, and it just keeps the fucking wheel spinning. Maybe if we all just kind of kept some shit to ourselves, maybe shit would fucking quiet down.”

Taylor will be releasing his debut solo album “CMFT” on October 02nd and and has just announced this livestreamed set to coincide with it.


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