The Internet has been pretty divided over Corey Taylor’s latest look, and, as one could expect, he has an opinion on that. Thoughts on the new mask range from “hilarious at certain angles” to “wii remote cover,” but he’s taking the backlash in stride and seems to find it strangely empowering.
Here’s Corey’s most recent response to the outcry over his mask from a new interview with Uproxx :
“It’s been fascinating to watch the reactions from people, especially how divisive it is. Honestly, I love it. To me, the worst thing that could happen is if people were dismissive about it, like ‘whatever.’ People have a very strong opinion either way about how that mask looks and whatnot. To me, that was the best thing about it. It’s supposed to cause a discussion. It’s supposed to make you make a decision, and that’s what I described to Tom [Savini, the mask’s designer ], like I want[ed] this to look like something that was made for me, not for anybody else. It’s a very personal thing, and it’s to represent a host of different things. And the fact that it pisses so many people off is icing on the cake.”
I think we can all learn something from this sentiment: fuck the naysayers. I’m rubber, you’re glue. Eat the rich… wait, no, that’s for a different story. Anyways, it’s painfully obvious now that Corey Taylor is a demi-god who feeds off vile words, so keep that in mind next time you’re about to comment on how the mask “makes his face look fat.”