Glenn Danzig Says Punk and the Misfits Would Have Never Happened Today Due to "Cancel Culture and Woke Bullshit"
Published Apr 30, 2021If you consider yourself "woke," then no doubt one of your favourite pastimes is reading about celebrities who rail against "cancel culture" and then adding them to your ongoing list of bad people. Well, you can now add Glenn Danzig, who's letting us all know that the Misfits and the late '70s punk explosion would have never happened with today's "cancel culture and woke bullshit."
Danzig's comments came during a recent interview with Rolling Stone, where he discussed the Misfits and, in particular, their song "Last Caress."
"It's just a crazy-ass song — we would do things just to piss people off," Danzig said of "Last Caress" — a song that includes the infamous lines "I got something to say / I killed your baby today" and "I got something to say / I raped your mother today."
He continued: "Part of [my songwriting approach was] like, 'Fuck everybody. Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you, fuck the world.' And that was pretty much the attitude. It was just like, 'Fuck your system, fuck all this bullshit.' It was something else. I don't think people will ever see anything like it again. There won't be any new bands coming out like that. Now, they will immediately get cancelled."
Not stopping there, Danzig continued to make his point with the following:
People don't understand, because everything's so cancel-culture, woke bullshit nowadays, but you could never have the punk explosion nowadays, because of cancel culture and woke bullshit. You could never have it. It would never have happened. We're lucky it happened when it did, because it'll never happen again. You won't have any of those kinds of bands ever again. Everyone's so uptight and P.C., it's just like, 'OK, whatever.'
Now it's up to you to decide what you want to make of Danzig's comments. But it also kind of seems like simple common sense that the things that happened decades ago would not happen in the same way today — "cancel culture and woke bullshit" or not.
As previously reported, Danzig is gearing up to release his "vampire Spaghetti Western" Death Rider in the House of Vampires — a movie that will definitely not be woke.