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Knob-end mom lashes out at band for tolerance statement at concert

“The ticket said ‘all ages,’ and your band was very foul-mouthed and anti-morals. Charlotte is not the demoralized city that liberal San Francisco and other cities across the North and West are…I had looked forward to this concert with my girls for months [and] I didn’t spend over $200 on gas, food and, unfortunately, shirts for you to give your own personal political testimony. … This was a concert, not some liberal homosexual rally.”
— an unhinged mom in an email to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, who made a simple statement against racism and homophobia at the punk rock band’s Charlotte, North Carolina concert

Brady at Some Guys Are Normal pointed me to this article on MTV’s web site, which really just says it all about the out-of-control bible-beater behavior in the culture war. Everything is offensive to them, even tolerance. Take a look at what set her off. This is what Pete Wentz said:

“The only thing I said in Charlotte was, ‘You can leave this show and say, “I think this guy is an arrogant jerk,” or think, “This band is better than this one,” because these are your opinions. The only thing we consider unacceptable is for you to engage in sexist, racist or homophobic behavior. If you do, we don’t want you as a fan. Return our merch and leave.’ “

Well you would have thought that he was about to drop trou and start humping some male concertgoer in front of this mom’s eyes:

The woman went on to promise that she would contact the national news media and the arenas that Fall Out Boy would be playing on future dates, and predicted that the band would lose “a lot of financial support” from concerned mothers like herself.

“I am not the only parent with morals that had children at this concert … your responsibility was to sing your songs. When you opened your mouth to talk, you blew it,” she wrote. “Here’s to your band being just another Spice Girls, looking back and remembering the good times and 15 minutes of fame, because you [underestimated] who pays your bills. By the way, my children will not be a part of your sick idea of family.”

Do you think this woman was there to stir up AmTaliban batsh*t, or just whacked out of her skull? His response shows a great deal more class than her vile email:

“I encourage fans of our band to grow up to become good people and to change the world. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that treating other people as inhuman is acceptable. If that is offensive to you, I apologize, but we don’t want you to be part of our fanbase. [Our show] is not a liberal homosexual rally, but at the same time, it will never be a Ku Klux Klan rally. We don’t need to sell tickets that badly.”

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