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Corey Taylor Calls Denials of the Holocaust “A Travesty”

  • Axl Rosenberg

In what is either a thinly-veiled response to this past week’s controversy surrounding Holocaust denier Rob Miller (Tau Cross, ex-Amebix) or just, like, really good timing, Corey Taylor has taken to social media to dress down deniers of the Holocaust, slavery, and any other of mankind’s darkest historical moments that some people wanna pretend never happened.

Taylor began by sharing a video of a would-be Synagogue arsonist doing a hilariously inept job, proclaiming it to be evidence that “prejudice, racism and ignorant hate will always just be different ways of saying and meaning FUCKING DUMBASS.”

Taylor went on to share a USA Today article about a Florida school principal who just last year sent an e-mail to a parent “concerned about Holocaust education at her child’s school,” in which he stated that “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened. I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee.”

Finally, the Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman added his own bit of characteristically insightful commentary:

“I’m gonna say this for the fuckers in the back: JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T BELIEVE SOMETHING IS REAL, THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT ISN’T REAL. Denying things like the Holocaust. slavery, etc is a travesty to the memory of the survivors and disrespectful to the people who fought for them.”

Again, that Taylor sent out these tweets just days after the aforementioned Rob Miller made headlines by outing himself as a hateful conspiracy theorist seems like less-than-a-coincidence. But denial of these atrocities — which can come in the form of calling them outright hoaxes or assertions that they’ve been “exaggerated” (e.g., some claim the Nazis murdered thousands, not millions, of Jews) — has been a serious problem since, well, forever, and certainly long before Miller espoused them. But with the current resurgence of fascism worldwide, a lot of pea-brains, like Miller, feel emboldened to publicly share their noxious views. Taylor has a massive platform and millions of young fans around the globe who hang on his every word. “Commendable” doesn’t even begin to describe how Taylor uses that gift. There’s a reason we are so in awe of this dude.

[via Metal Hammer]

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