Dee Snider – It’s ‘weird’ that the censorship is now coming from the left
Dee Snider, who has been very passionate about the subject of censorship since appearing at the PMRC Senate hearing in 1985, commented again on the matter, stating that it never really went away and that it is strange. let it come now from the left. side.
In an interview on The Chuck Shute Podcast, the rocker explained that censorship was a predominantly right-wing ideal, but just like a pendulum, it is now shifted and comes from the left.
“Censorship has always existed. People have to understand it. It has never disappeared,” he said. “Over time the creatives, the artists – the people who push the censorship and try to push the boundaries – and the people who were behind the censorship were very puritanical; they gave in an inch and said, ‘You can’t not go here, “and then the creatives just kept pushing, kept pushing, kept pushing.”
Snider went on to say that the modern form of censorship is the left’s effort to make people “gentler and nicer.”
“The pendulum has swung, and it has gone from a conservative and puritanical right-wing thing to a liberal and hypersensitive social conscience,” he said. “And not that I’m not. And you can’t say that because it hurts. It makes people feel insulted, and it’s insulting. It’s coming a lot from the left now, which is very strange.”
Listen to the podcast episode below.
What Snider was referring to in terms of today’s censorship is “cancel culture”. Earlier this year, the singer directly compared the two notions.
“I have a song called ‘In For The Kill’, and it has all these metaphors [lyrics] – you know, Fire at will / I’m in the game. And I was talking about going there, just going there, but here I was lyrically censoring myself because of the current state of things, “he said.
Dee Snider on The Chuck Shute Podcast
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