Dave Mustain: inhuman

Someone who hates LGBT people and plays the guitar said something unfathomably stupid and inhuman.

During a recent show in Singapore during Megadeth’s “Th1rt3en World Tour,” Mustaine took to the mic from the stage to discuss his beliefs about some of the recent gun violence in America.

“Back in my country, my president,” Mustaine begins and then pretends to gag himself with his finger, “is trying to pass a gun ban so he’s staging all of these murders. The ‘Fast and Furious’ thing down at the border. And Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now, the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.”

Because people who don’t know shit can have opinions too.

Also because it’s inconceivable that a person could use a gun to harm the innocent.

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • http://www.nobelief.net Jasper of Maine (I feel safe and welcome at FTB)

    I just wish the size of the microphone wasn’t directly proportional to the size of the insanity.

  • piegasm

    Weighing in on the rest of the field, Mustaine called Newt Gingrich an “angry little man” and said Ron Paul will “make total sense for a while, and then he’ll say something so way out that it negates everything else.”

    This quote from the article you linked struck me…

    This is kettle calling…

    Except the part about sometimes making sense…

  • Rempetis

    Sometimes i just wish people wouldn’t give an f… about what artists say or do but instead actually focus on enjoying, appreciating etc their art.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/wwjtd JT Eberhard

      I care more about his humanity than his art.

    • invivoMark

      Art is what’s supposed to make us human. And being human is all about connecting with other humans.

      You can’t divorce art from its creator, nor should you. It’s all part of a broader context, and would not be art without that context.

      • Rempetis

        You’re right, that came out all wrong. I don’t try to divorce art from it’s creator, but i do try to divorce art from anything that has nothing to do with the art itself. Does the creator have anything to say about his art? Fill me in on the broader context of what inspired him to create it, what he/she’s trying to say through it etc That’s meaningful to me. Otherwise i wouldn’t pay any attention to an artists political views, what the artist wore, that new videoclip where he takes his shirt off and acts all sexy etc they’re not more meaningful to me than what any other person says or does.

        So, if Dave Mustain’s music was inspired by silly conspiracy theories then (if i was a fan) i’d like to know about it, lol, though i doubt that that’s true. He’s just using his power (of having the ability to speak to a lot of people) to sput a bunch of bs that noone should ever pay attention to.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    He’s attempting to make Ted Nugent appear sane and rational.

  • aylasophia

    Oh, Dave Mustaine, please concentrate on playing the guitar and never, ever speaking about your opinions in public.

    It’s too bad– I grew up on metal and hard rock, and I quite like Megadeth and Ted Nugent’s music. If only they weren’t such idiots. (The whole metal/hard rock genre has a lot of right-wingnuts, unfortunately.) Guess I can cross them off my list of “people to give money to.” No matter how good the guitar shredding, I don’t want to give any part of my paltry income to someone who spews nonsensical hate onstage.

  • https://twitter.com/nicoleintrovert Nicole

    Conspiracy theorists are the lowest of the low. And it scares me to no end that some of these jerks probably WANT their drivel to be true.

    • DavidMHart

      I can’t remember whose quote it was, but it was a good one – that conspiracy theorists hypothesise a sinister cabal in control of the world because they find it more comforting than the idea that nobody is controlling everything.

  • Hairy Chris, blah blah blah etc

    You’ll be glad to know that all metallers that I know (and I am one, have been since the 80s) think that Mustaine is a colossal prick… After he gave up drugs for god in the 90s he started saying/doing increasingly more stupid stuff, but the past couple of years have been special. I can’t be bothered with them any more.

    Kind of annoying one one level as Megadeth’s new lead guiter player is a beast. He seems like a sensible chap too so a bit depressed that he hasn’t said anything (although that’d be his job if he did).

    • Adam

      Yep, I am one of the metalheads that thinks Mustaine is a prick. I still enjoy his music though.