All That Remains frontman Phillip Labonte is a very opinionated person, not having any qualms with discussing his political views on social networks, and that's all well and good, but a recent status update (seen above) went too far, in this writer's personal opinion. Labonte posted a photo of himself and the vocalist of Black Veil Brides with the caption "So a radio station has a a "vote for your fave song" kinda thing. Now I'm not commenting on our music at all. LOOK AT THIS FUCKING FAGGOT! Lulz." Now, this pissed me off for three reasons:
- I am about to defend Black Veil Brides (sorta), a band that I definitely dislike.
- Dude, you're 36 years old. You should be above using Lulz, lol, lawlz, lmfao in any context.
- Whether you accept it or not, you are a role model and using the term "faggot" is unacceptable for somebody of your stature. I'm not trying to be the liberal PC police here, but it's just unnecessary gay-bashing. Also, last time I checked, just because you put on some makeup, it doesn't make you a "faggot" otherwise every black metal band would be a big bad bunch of faggots. Also, back when you were a teenager, I am positive you were a Motley Crue fan. Guess what they wore?