Speaking to Matt Pinfield, Corey Taylor talked about the controversy surrounding an offensive Eminem lyric on “Love The Way You Lie” song with Rihanna which was started by young TikTokers.
“I was just reading about how Gen Z is trying to cancel Eminem because of one line that was in a Rihanna song that he did with her. And I am just like, is that where we are right now? I mean, at this point, you are talking about the Salem witch trials. You are talking about, you know, America in the ’20s where the KKK was like a political force. You are talking about complete condemnation without context or any rationalization for an action like that.”
“To me, that is the most dangerous, when the mob decides that you are gone. I mean, that is Caesar at the Colosseum, for God’s sakes. That is when it is dangerous. The level of censorship that we are starting to see and I am not saying that certain things have not been said that easily offend people. However, the flip side of that is that you ca not even make a joke anymore, even in the cleanest of situations.”
“It is starting to really kind of form in my head. I may actually write it soon. Because it is really kind of out of control out there right now. And there is not one hint of satire, There is no hint of Irony. It is just all-out rage and it is all through smartphones. And that is when it is really greedy, That is when it is really dirty. It can not be that way. If we can not have a conversation how the hell are we gonna communicate and if we can not understand the difference between metaphor and complete reality then we are in real trouble. And that is where I am leaning with the book.”
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