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But What Does Corey Taylor Think About the “But What Does Corey Taylor Think?” Meme?

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Did the “But what does Corey Taylor think?” meme originate on MetalSucks, or am I just a narcissist who didn’t see it ’til appeared on a website I partially own? In any case, it’s become one of metal’s most popular and long-running memes.

So why did it take someone so long to actually ask Corey Taylor what he thinks of the meme? I dunno, but Metal Hammer finally done did it!

How do you feel about having your own meme?

“I think it’s hilarious. It’s funny, because people act like I just toot my own fucking horn or chime in. I only give my opinion when people like you ask – I’m not online doing this shit. I think that meme is in reaction to the fact that my opinion gets picked up by a million fuckin’ media outlets, and then it’s turned into a thousand different news stories, and it’s taken so far out of fucking context that you have to trace it all the way back to the source material to figure out what’s being said.”

Is it annoying when that happens?

“It’s a pain in my ass, however the meme is hilarious. I love that it’s used in a way that takes the piss out of me but also takes the piss out of other people as well. It’s saying, ‘Stop doing this clickbait bullshit, we don’t care. If we did care, we would’ve read the fucking interview.’ I think it’s funny.”

Does it ever piss you off?

“A little bit, but I get over it – you have to have thick skin in this business. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been made fun of, screamed at or talked shit about, I wouldn’t need to do this gig, or I’d be doing it at a whole other opulent level, coming in a gold fucking limo handing out titles for everyone!”

“You have to have a thick skin in this business.” Seems obvious, but you’d be shocked how many people in this business do not have a thick skin. That’s one of the reasons I so admire Taylor… he takes all this silly shit in stride.

[via Metal Injection]

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