Published Jun 04, 2020The current Black Lives Matter protests across the globe have seen just about everyone weigh in, and we're seeing a surprising move to the right from the rhythm sections of our favourite left-leaning bands. Following some pro-Trump comments from Nirvana's Krist Novoselic, we're now seeing similar rhetoric from the drummer of System of a Down.
The band's John Dolmayan appears to have Republican fever as he's shared some claims that Trump is, "The most attacked president in history yet the greatest friend to minorities!"
He went on to share a photo of David Dorn, the retired police captain who was fatally shot in St. Louis, MO, after responding to an alarm during a looting at a pawnshop.
"Injustice breeds injustice, for those of you who vilified me for calling for peaceful protests you should be ashamed of yourselves for perpetuating violence and advocating for mob justice," Dolmayan wrote on the photo. "This man had a family too. I don't care how many of you condemn me for my views and defense of the president, I will fight your attempt to silence any voice that isn't in line with your perceived morally superior views just as I would fight for your rights to have and express those views I don't always agree with. For those of you incapable of understanding that feel free to bash me all you like as that is also your right under the constitution but know I couldn't care less."
Dolmayan's comments are a far cry from those of System of a Down singer Serj Tankian, who has repeatedly criticized Trump on a regular basis.
System of a Down have not released a new album since 2012. Last month, Tankian announced plans to release a new solo EP of songs initially intended for the band's next album.