Arguing politics on the Internet seems to have taken center stage on social media in 2017 and pretty much stayed there the whole year, and what better place to argue than on the Internet? Slipknot & Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor recognizes the prominence of the topic and says his resolution for 2018 is to "stop engaging trolls about politics on Twitter" because he, like so many others at this point, is just straight up exhausted.
Taylor also calls out the right a little bit in his statement to Kerrang, saying "all the harrumphing that the right does about the left being a bunch of snowflakes, they are the ones that are so butthurt about so much shit it’s not even funny." Though I think the real takeaway here is Taylor's urging that people just educate themselves and pay attention.
“My New Year’s Resolution is to stop engaging trolls about politics on Twitter because, honestly, I would rather take a fucking saw to my own face than deal with that kind of bullshit anymore. It’s so unnecessary and pathetic, and I can’t take any more of that shit. It’s not even that I have a problem with their politics: it’s their self-righteous indignation that comes with it.
“For all the harrumphing that the right does about the left being a bunch of snowflakes, they are the ones that are so butthurt about so much shit it’s not even funny. I look at them and think, ‘I’m not going to sit here and debate a crying child.’ If there was a button on Twitter that asked ‘Would you like to block with relish?’ then that’s the one I’d be hitting. They can enjoy their spoilt brat infancy. I’ve got kids of my own, without having to deal with kids that I don’t need to take care of.
“One message I would impart to Kerrang! readers is this: never stop educating yourself. If something that you believe is right turns out to be wrong, you have to embrace that – you can’t just reject that out of spite. I’m one of the most wrong people on the planet, and I also have one of the biggest fucking mouths, so it’s one of the biggest lessons I’ve had to learn. It’s going to make you a better person to be on the better side of facts than the worst side of fiction.”
Now you know what Corey Taylor thinks for the first time in 2018.