Dee Snider Reacts To Anti-Lockdown Protestors Using Twister Sister’s Song During A March
The anti-lockdown protestors sung Twisted Sister’s ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ during a street protest, and Dee Snider didn’t stay silent about it. He revealed his thoughts on Twitter and described those people as ‘selfish assholes.’
‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ is Twisted Sister’s best-known song, which ranked No. 21 on Greatest One Hit Wonders of the ’80s. The track is still famous today, and the song’s lyrics can be interpreted in various contexts, including politics. In 2012, the Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan played it in his campaign until Snider told him not to play it anymore because he will vote for Obama.
More recently, in 2015, the song was used in Donald Trump’s campaign. Snider initially gave permission but then withdrew his decision because he didn’t agree with many of Trump’s political views. Some days ago, the track was used in an anti-lockdown protest, which again angered Snider because he didn’t want to see the song used in this context. A fan tagged him in the video of the protestors and asked him if he has anything to say about it.
Here is what Dee Snider replied:
“None that are socially acceptable to say. I pray every day that the innocent will be spared… and those selfish assholes who don’t want to wear masks, get vaccinated, or socially distance are the first to go. Is that wrong?”
Of course, this led to a ‘get the vaccine or don’t get it’ argument below, and many people argued about masks, lockdowns, and social distance rules. When they saw the news on TV, some fans stated that they immediately figured out Snider would be absolutely furious because they used the song in a context he disagrees with.
You can see his tweet below.
None that are socially acceptable to say. I pray every day that the innocent will be spared…and those selfish assholes who don't want to wear masks, get vaccinated or socially distance are the first to go. Is that wrong? https://t.co/9mEySMhPaL
— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) August 21, 2021