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DAVE MUSTAINE TO AFRICAN WOMEN: “PUT A PLUG IN IT”

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That’s it. Dave Mustaine is officially a full-fledged bigot. I give up trying to rationalize it, and I hereby pledge to stop supporting the music of this intolerant, fuck-face asshole. The latest: Mustaine can now add “racist” and “sexist” to an already impressive resumé that includes the honorable title of “homophobe,” all in the name of God.

His latest facepalm moment: in an interview with L.A. Weekly, completely apropo of nothing whatsoever, Mustaine said the following:

There’s so many houses without a dad that it’s just terrible. I mean, you know how they used to say there should be a license to have a baby? Well, as far-fetched as that sounds, I really think that, if the parents aren’t going to stick together, they shouldn’t make that kind of commitment to life. I watch some of these shows from over in Africa, and you’ve got starving women with six kids. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it? It’s like, you shouldn’t be having children if you can’t feed them.

Here’s the thing. In the abstract, Dave is not wrong; people who don’t have the economic means to make children comfortable should not be having lots of babies. But to pick out Africans is incredibly racist (poor, white families right here in America are having way too many kids also), and to pick out women is incredibly sexist (it takes two to tango). It also completely fails to recognize the outside factors that lead to these “starving African women” ending up where they are, such as incredibly oppressive governments, low education, and no access to birth control, just to name a few.

Mustaine just keeps driving so far over the whackadoo cliff that I’m starting to wonder if his handlers are actually encouraging him to keep spouting all this crazy nonsense because of all the publicity it’s generating. When’s the last time a publication as widespread as Gawker devoted regular coverage to Megadeth? If Mustaine keeps this shit up he’s gonna be regular fodder for TMZ and Perez Hilton in no time.

The sad thing here is that it’s actually Mustaine who’s woefully uneducated, living in his own little isolated world of privilege. Dave Mustaine, you are a racist, homophobic, sexist, and delusional prick. Fuck you.

-VN

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