Published Sep 16, 2020Weeks away from releasing his debut solo album CMFT, Slipknot's Corey Taylor has veered off from the press circuit to speak out against anti-maskers in the age of COVID-19.
In conversation with Dean Delray for his Let There Be Talk podcast, Taylor spoke about his experience isolating in Las Vegas, taking the time to call out the mayor for being a "dipshit" for partially reopening the city, and condemning people for not wearing masks on the strip.
"There are still a bunch of fucking mooks with no masks on at the casinos," he said of his hometown. "And, actually, the people who were there, tourists or visitors or whatever, were giving shit to people who were wearing masks. That was enough for me to just go, 'You know what, man? Fuck you!'"
He continued: "It's like, not everything has to be a political fucking statement. It's better to just be cautious. It's better to be smart. You wanna walk around with no fucking mask on, you go ahead and spin the barrel and let's see how many times you can click it."
Later in the interview, Taylor admitted that he "almost" wishes people defying mask recommendations would contract coronavirus to show them a lesson.
"There's a part of me that's such a dick, I almost want anti-maskers to catch it, just to prove a point," he said. "Like you want to be ignorant? Go ahead. It's ignorance controlling shit, and people trying to disguise belief as fact."
He added: "This is about fucking keeping people safe, not just you, you dickless wonder. What the fuck is wrong with you?"
Back in June, Slipknot invited fans to take part in a mask-making contest, encouraging them to submit images of their own homemade masks, or altered existing masks for their "Take Off Your Face" campaign.
CMFT arrives on October 2 via Roadrunner and features a collaboration with Tech N9ne & Kid Bookie.
Listen to the full interview with Delray below.