A member of Mastodon recently used the word "homosexual" derogatively in an interview.
The band has now apologized for continuing the homophobic slander in Instagram's response to a heavy metal reporter who called on them to use the language.
Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds slandered in the episode of The Jasta Show on Thursday (November 4), a podcast by Hatebred singer Jamey Jasta. (The entire episode has since been deleted.)
In the same comment, when asked if there were any tours on his bucket list, Hinds belittled other metal bands and former teammate Disturbed.
"No. I did a lot of tours that I didn't want to do, like Disturbed and all those stupid Mayhem nonsense," Hinds replied. "[Gay slander] Shit. You fucking open up for Disturbed. You have to play with people who like Disturbed."
Loudwire chose not to repeat the defamation, but to use the indicators in parentheses in our interview reports. Subsequently, music writer Morgan Y. Evans of Metal Riot made a condemning comment on an Instagram post by Mastodon.
Evans wrote in part, “As the band’s lgbtq support, he has seen you 3 live performances and wrote about you many times in magazines. Affin once flew to NOLA to see you from New York State. It’s really amazing to see you today. Too bad the use of homophobic language among wa members of the press." (See the full comment near the bottom of this article.)
The band replied: "This really makes me angry. I'm sorry that we hurt your feelings or other people's feelings. This is by no means our intention. We want our LGBTQ fans to listen to our music and watch our live performances. Feel safe."
They continued, "We are not malicious to Disturbed either. They are always very cool to us on the Mayhem tour. I think the interviewer might have caught Brent on a bad day. Sorry for making you or others upset, we thank you And all our fans love it very much."
According to MetalSucks, it was Mastodon drummer Brann Dailor who wrote back on Instagram. In the direct message between Evans and Deller-Evans shared a screenshot-Deller added, "I can't control Brent." He said that the guitarist "rarely gives interviews." ".
Regarding the decision to delete this episode after responding to Hinds’ comments, Jasta said on Friday (November 5), “This in no way means creating division or pressure [Hinds] is my friend, I just want to give His best. He has the right to express his opinions, but once his words are used against him, I think it’s best not to let a crappy podcast lose any light."
Mastodon's new album Hushed and Grim arrived last week. In the Hinds interview with Jasta, the Mastodon rock singer also discussed forming a new band with High on Fire and Sleep member Matt Pike.