Glen Benton Explains Homophobic Rant Against Slipknot and Corey Taylor
Deicide frontman Glen Benton has spoken up about the homophobic comments he made about Slipnot's Corey Taylor last month.
The beef began when the controversial death metal pioneer said that Slipknot once wanted Deicide to tour with them, but never followed up. “Not to f—ing bust balls, but I’ll bust balls,” Benton said on the podcast Talk Toomey. "Slipknot: ‘Oh we’re going to take you guys out man, we’re going to take you guys out dude.’ Yeah, blow me. That’s what I say to you. F—ing blow me Corey Taylor and all you f-gs. OK... You guys were like, ‘Dude you were what got me started.’ Well you know what, return the f—ing favor. You know what I mean?”
The next day, Loudwire reached out to Taylor, who refuted Benton's claim. "Deicide has never submitted for tours, that I can remember," he wrote as part of a statement. "He wants to be pissed at me, go ahead -- get in line. Everybody's pissed at me. But don't talk s—t on my guys and don't say s—t that isn't f—ing true."
Now, Benton has returned to Talk Toomey to explain his choice words for Taylor and the Knot. "What people don’t understand is when I grew up, man, when we were kids and that, we used to call each other names like [f-gs].’" Benton said. "There was none of this political correctness bulls---. [My comment about Taylor] was taken a little more harsher than I wanted it to be taken.”
In summation, Benton referred to the entire exchange as a "learning experience."
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