The Internet is PISSED About Corey Taylor’s New Slipknot Mask
If there’s anything we’ve learned about Slipknot over our many years of covering the band, it’s that fans care a whoooooooole lot about the band’s masks. Heavily anticipate new designs, obsess over them, pore over every detail. Sometimes I think folks care more about the masks than the actual music.
Case in point: while some folks engaged in last week’s poll gauging Slipknot fans’ thoughts on the band’s latest single “Unsainted,” have you SEEN what folks are saying about Corey Taylor’s new mask? Corey’s latest face-garb, along with the rest of the band’s, made its debut weeks ago… but I suppose these feelings are coming to the surface now since we’re seeing the masks in action for the first at the start of the band’s summer tour.
Speaking of feelings, WOOF, people are extremely fucking pissed about the on-stage fashion choice of someone they’ve never met! Here’s just a sample:
Having wayyy too much fun this morning… @slipknot @rockamring @wallofsoundau #WeAreNotYourKind pic.twitter.com/UtQEZyp7iT
— Browny (@brownypaul) June 9, 2019
is it me, or does corey taylor's mask make his face look fat?
— sin ful (@gothicbanes) June 9, 2019
Corey Taylor's worst mask ever!
— Gabriel Lemus Granados (@LicenciadoRock) June 9, 2019
Why does @CoreyTaylorRock ‘s new mask look like a wii remote cover pic.twitter.com/yut04TfXcO
— Madddie ???? (@MadddieV02) June 7, 2019
I'm watching this Slipknot live stream and GOD Corey Taylor's mask is so awkward looking
— a salty dog (@michael_nakon) June 9, 2019
I really hate Corey Taylor’s current mask
— Proletariat Barbie ☭ (@hellektr0) June 10, 2019
@CoreyTaylorRock loving the new mask pic.twitter.com/E2KanmdI7o
— lord thompson (@LordThompson_) June 10, 2019
This wouldve been a better new mask pic.twitter.com/H7dhFsPH5m
— Cameron Jay (@SynfaxedCam) June 9, 2019
Wtf was Corey Taylor thinking with his new mask…..it looks so fucking bad ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/rfFgYhQXQu
— Jake Spitler (@spitlahhhh) June 5, 2019
Me: Mom I want a mask like Corey Taylor’s new mask for Halloween. Could probably get it from a costume shop.
Mom: We have Corey Taylor’s new mask at home.
Corey Talyor’s New Mask at Home: pic.twitter.com/ebUjuHQogi
— Virgil Scott (@scatterbrain83) June 4, 2019
Some fans, naturally, have come to Corey’s defense, attempting to be the voice of reason or simply professing their support for Corey’s artistic free will:
@CoreyTaylorRock Been some talk about the new mask being a nod to Begotten. If so. Can't wait for the blood down the mouth paint job. What you have to say. Btw love the new mask. pic.twitter.com/lC4lXOcWAT
— JSD666 (@JaydenDesouza4) June 9, 2019
Fuck what people said. I love the new mask. But most important, the songs. Letter. ❤
— Myta ????❤???? (@DarkMyta) June 9, 2019
Can’t decide if @CoreyTaylorRock new mask is utterly terrifying or utter genius ????
— Jeni (@TheeMissGiggles) June 10, 2019
For real though I think your mask has that villainous edge, but is also kind of hilarious at certain angles. Please don't change it ????????
— Gnarly_Tango (@Gnarly_Tango) June 10, 2019
And, naturally, being the swell, internet-savvy and fan-friendly fella he is, Corey himself has been taking the criticisms in stride, even having fun with it:
You’re dangerously close to litigation, Browny- that mask is proprietary. https://t.co/4HYdV3vPwd
— confirm: 0-0-0… DESTRUCT… 0 (@CoreyTaylorRock) June 10, 2019
The moral of this story is that if you’re Corey Taylor you always win. Don’t even try and mess.