AXL DEFENDS HIS RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT Friday July 10 2020, 5:41 AM
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AXL DEFENDS HIS RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT

Axl Rose   has defended his right to speak out on political issues, saying that he feels an "obligation to say something" about the "irresponsibility of this administration."

The   GUNS N' ROSES   singer, who has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with U.S. President   Donald Trump , explained his position in   a message on TwitLonger , a related   Twitter   site where one can post messages longer than 280 characters.

He wrote: "My disdain 4 r current administration n' what I perceive as it's threat to r democracy is no secret.

"I'm not all that active w/social media n' tho I more than appreciate anyone who takes an interest in something I might post I don't really have an interest in how many followers or retweets etc. I have as my political or social issue posts rn't about me. They're about the issues. In general my posts in regard to current events, politics or social issues r usually coming from a sense of outrage, obligation n' responsibility to say something at times when I feel not to is being complicit (as opposed to a desire for attention or self promotion.)

"I'm nobody, just a citizen that like everyone else has my own opinions n' believes in my heart that ultimately I want what's best for not just r country but for humanity, wildlife n' r environment n' other's as opposed to right, left or any other wing fascism r at least in this country free to disagree. So 4 me when I feel someone in this administration for example or perhaps media, in entertainment or the public says or does something that in my view supports or caters to the irresponsibility of this administration or various issues w/government or law enforcement I may voice an opinion. Perhaps a strong or perhaps considered by some a lewd or immature response or opinion. It happens."

Rose   has taken to   Twitter   a number of times in the past couple of years to slam   President Donald Trump , his administration and his policies.

On Friday (July 3),   Axl   called on   Jerome Adams   to resign after the United States surgeon general refused to give a yes or no answer when asked if he would advise people to attend large gatherings over the 4th of July weekend.

This past May,   Axl   took a shot at   U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin , calling him "an asshole."   Rose   also recently criticized a decision by the sheriff of Orange County, California to not enforce beach closures that were mandated by the state's governor.

Back in November 2016,   Rose   took to   Twitter   to condemn then-President-elect   Donald Trump 's choice for U.S. attorney general, and to berate   Trump   for demanding an apology from the cast of the Broadway show   "Hamilton"   after then-Vice President-elect   Mike Pence   was booed when he attended the musical. One month later,   Rose   invited fans at a   GUNS N' ROSES   concert in Mexico City to beat the crap out of a large piñata designed to look like   Trump .

In January 2018,   Axl   blasted the   Trump   administration as the "gold standard of what can be considered disgraceful."

Via Blabbermouth



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