Slayer frontman Tom Araya has spoken out against Trump critics this week, labelling America “a nation of crybabies”. Araya came under scrutiny in early 2017, after posting a pro-Trump picture via Slayer’s instagram page.
Donald Trump’s shock election win is still a pretty sore conversation topic in many parts of the United States, and you get the feeling that no matter how much time passes, Trump’s critics will maintain their passionate feelings toward the former reality tv star.
Back in January, metal band Slayer experienced a huge backlash from fans when they shared an instagram post that featured Donald Trump photoshopped into a band picture. During the backlash, frontman Tom Araya defended the post, explaining: “I thought it was funny … I was amazed at the comments about the picture some positive some negative more amazing was in 2 hours there was 10,000 likes… But i never would have guessed that there where so many snowflakes commenting their distaste for the new president. Like him or not he is the president.”
His fellow band members seemed to distance themselves from the debate entirely.
Araya has now responded to criticism from the anti-Trump brigade in a new radio interview with Futuro. In the interview Araya states: “That’s what America has become,” “Because they didn’t get their way, they’re mad. I shared a picture that I thought was funny. They can’t even joke. They can’t even laugh at themselves. They can’t even have fun. And that just is amazing that it’s come to that. We’re a nation of crybabies.”
He added: “I’m in Slayer, and being in Slayer, sometimes you do stuff like that just to piss people off.”
Araya has previously claimed that he did not vote for either Trump or Clinton, and if his joke tells us anything – it is that tensions are still incredibly high.