Corey Taylor has spoken out against the recent trend of concertgoers throwing objects at performers.
In an interview with Loudwire, the Slipknot frontman said that artists are not regarded as people anymore.
“Oh, it’s f—ing ridiculous,” he said. “This is one of the problems with social media. Now artists aren’t regarded as people anymore”.
“Even if they never were, they were still regarded as something that is flesh and bone. They were something to obsess about, but at least they were a person. Now, because of the feeling of being even more removed from the human experience, now, you might as well just be a fucking soda machine or a phone booth for f–k sake. You’re an object, and you’re going to be treated as such,” Taylor told the online entertainment magazine.
“Everybody wants to just talk about how wrong it is, but nobody wants to talk about why. It’s because nobody’s looking at anyone as a human being anymore. They’re not looking at the artist anymore. They’re not looking at each other anymore like that. And until we bring the human element back into it, there will be no boundaries. That’s what it is. It’s a destruction of boundaries,” he added.
Cardi B is the latest artist to have been disrupted in the middle of their shows, hit with objects hurled at them. Drake, P!nk, Bebe Rexha, Lil Nas X, Harry Styles and Kelsea Ballerini have also had such experiences recently.
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