Axl Rose, the leader of Guns N ‘Roses, shared a long note on Twitter explaining why he is often so outspoken on the platform about his “disdain” for the Trump administration.
The 58-year-old singer shared a note with his supporters on July 4 in which he tried to explain his propensity to be impetuous and politically frank on social networks shortly after having had a brief back and forth with a surgeon American. General Jerome Adams. In her statement, Rose described her online activism as a way to fight back during unprecedented times rather than as a grab for followers or attention.
“My disdain for the current 4th administration and what I see as a threat to democracy is no secret,” began the rocker. “I’m not very active with social media but I appreciate more than anyone else something that I could publish I don’t really care how many followers or retweets etc. I have a policy where publications on social problems do not concern me. They concern the problems. ”
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He continued: “In general, my messages regarding current affairs, politics or social issues r generally come from a feeling of indignation, obligation n ‘responsibility to say something when I feel not being accomplice (as opposed to a desire for attention or self-promotion.) I am no one, just a citizen who, like everyone else, has my own opinions and does not believe in my heart that ultimately I want what is best not only for the country but for humanity, wildlife and the environment “the others, as opposed to the right, the left or any other wing fascism, at least in this country, are free to disagree. ”
Rose concluded her statement by noting that her political views often took the form of “obscene or immature” responses.
“So, 4 me when I feel someone in this administration for example or perhaps in the media, in entertainment or the public says or does something that, in my opinion, supports or responds to the irresponsibility of this administration or various matters with the government or law enforcement, I can express an opinion, “he wrote. “Maybe a strong answer or maybe seen by some as an obscene or immature answer or opinion.” It happens. ”
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Rose has rarely been shy in the past to express negative thoughts about Donald Trump and his administration. He had already launched 2020 with a punch to the president and sparked a brief feud on Twitter with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in May.
His latest Twitter statement came a day after he and Adams exchanged words on the social media platform. It all started when Rose tweeted to the Surgeon General to call him and ask him to resign for his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Hey Axl – enjoy your passion (and your guitar music),” replied Adams. “How about helping me save lives by sharing the message of staying safe and using face covers ?!” Face with a medical mask. ”
Rose responded with a jab that was probably referring to Adams’ recent appearance on “Today” in which he did not say definitively if large social gatherings were a good idea at a time when cases across the country was skyrocketing.
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“Impressive! n thank you! Do you want to start by telling the seers to avoid large gatherings? Or do you want me to do it? Too bad we didn’t get this 4 this weekend like on TV, ”wrote Rose.