At this point someone is going to need to throw All That Remains vocalist Phil Labonte a few ladders and a roll of duct tape to get himself out of the hole he's digging.
Last week, Labonte implied that gay people can't be offended by slurs because black people have it way worse. Seriously, that is 100-percent Labonte without any exaggeration. The Internet exploded over the whole thing and you'd think the man would just leave it be and chalk the comment up to a loss. Or, y'know, he could come back and say something even dumber. Prepare yourself for this nugget of wisdom Labonte dropped via Facebook:
“Seen a lot of brouhaha on the interwebs about the revolver article. Of course lots of people are saying I should be beat up or killed or I should kill myself. So, basically the blogs n commenters on said blogs are saying this, 'freedom of speech, so long as you don’t offend me.' So these people are of the same mindset of the people who said the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris were justified because some things are just too offensive.
BREAKING NEWS- if you don't let Phil Labonte call people faggots then you're as bad as scum-of-the-earth terrorists. We now return to your regularly scheduled brain cell genocide.
I fully understand that to some people it is offensive to hear the word 'faggot.' I get it, you’re fragile and words give you ouchies. But remember what you’re asking for when you decry protecting the freedom of speech.
'We don’t protect the freedom of speech so we can talk about sports, we protect it so we can say very very controversial things” – Ron Paul'"
I don't think this is about being a tough guy and be offended by worse… just don't call people faggots because that's kind of a childish way to express your frustration. It's really that simple. Pick up a thesaurus and maybe come up with some alternative insults? That or just string together curse words until that Frankenstein's monster of horrible rolls off the tongue smoother than butter. It's really that simple!
I just… wow Phil. Seriously.