Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has lashed out at America's culture of aloof disconnect, saying that he has "never been more disgusted with an audience" in his life after audience members refused to honor the recent Connecticut shooting victims at his band's show in Medford, Oregon on Friday.
Randy reportedly called for 60 seconds of silence from the crowd during Lamb of God's set to honor the victims of the recent Connecticut school shooting. A large number of people were said to have disregarded the request entirely, yelling and causing Blythe to take to his Instagram account to voice his displeasure:
“…I have never been more disgusted with an audience in my life. I wish we hadn’t played. We, lamb of god, asked for sixty seconds of silence during our 1st set break to honor the dead children & teachers in CT.
It seemed appropriate- it’s a goddamned national TRAGEDY. Most of the crowd complied, but several didn’t, some cursing & even laughing. I wanted to walk off stage. I am so disgusted right now- if you were one of those who wouldn’t shut up for SIXTY LOUSY SECONDS to honor twenty MURDERED CHILDREN- go look in the mirror. You are looking at a piece of shit.
Your parents are obviously pieces of shit too, because they raised you to behave with no dignity. To the fans who were respectful, I thank you. I am also sorry you have so many goddamned assholes in your community.
You should do something about that. This shit would not have happened at a lamb of god show where I live, & that is a FACT. We have more manners. I am just disgusted. Thoroughly DIGUSTED. You yelling people give metal a band name-screw that, you give humanity a bad name.
Grow up. Your parents should have beaten some manners into you, you savage little beasts. With that I will go to bed, say a prayer for those suffering, & hope for a better day tomorrow, because tonight SUCKED.”
The mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday resulted in the deaths of twenty-eight people, including 20 schoolchildren - all aged between 6 and 7. The massacre tragedy - as well as a hospital multiple shooting just hours later - has reignited a furious debate about gun control in America.
Regardless of opinion on the matter, however, one thing is for certain: it's well within anyone's reach of decency to respect 60 seconds of silence in honor of two dozen innocents slaughtered on the same day.