Ronnie Radke Slams Rock Bands’ Hypocrisy, ‘Political Correctness Is The Most Toxic’

In a series of recent tweets and remarks, Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke has called attention to what he perceives as the hypocrisy of certain rock bands and their approach to cancel culture.

Radke argued it’s important for bands to express their genuine feelings instead of curating a façade for safety and sales:

“It’s time for bands to be themselves and say how they REALLY feel, not what they think is going to keep them safe and sell merch and tickets. The age of raw, true individualism is on the horizon. Just wait; political correctness culture is the most toxic culture of all.”

He also pointed out what he perceives as the changing dynamics in the industry and admitted he’s not afraid of the cancel culture:

“Comedians can’t be funny; musicians are too afraid to be honest; politicians are pandering for votes to weak-minded sheep that follow the narrative; the New establishment is wokism, and the people get their feelings hurt over anything that doesn’t align with their mental illness. I don’t care if I disagree with you; I can still be your friend; the issue is if they disagree with you, they want to try to ruin your life and control a false narrative. We aren’t afraid of you.”

In a tweet he posted 2 days later, Radke responded to the ones that label him as a transphobe, questioning the linguistic appropriateness of using ‘they/them’ pronouns:

“Let me get this straight, I’m a transphobe cause I won’t call you a they/them to your face; in reality, they/them is used in a conversation ABOUT you, not to you. So if I’m calling you a they or them, it would be to someone else about you, not you directly, because if I used it directly to you, that would be grammatically incorrect, so in reality, it is none of your business if I call you a they or them if you aren’t even apart of the conversation to begin with, so how is that transphobic? LOL.”

Following that, one of his followers claimed Radke was about to face past allegations that would come out in less than a year. As a response, Radke revealed:

“Already happened. I sued for a lot and WON. I don’t play like this. That sh*t traumatized me. That’s why I speak out. It’s unacceptable.”

The incident Radke was talking about took place in 2015 when he faced serious accusations from a Salt Lake City resident alleging group sexual assault. He went on to sue the accuser for defamation and provided evidence from the time that discredited the accusations against him. Later, charges related to this incident were dropped.

This is not the first time Radke has been at the center of controversy. In August, Radke expressed his views about what he termed as the ‘trend to be trans and gay’ after a conversation with his 9-year-old daughter. Moreover, he spoke about sexuality being ‘forced into’ children, referencing pride and trans flags in children’s iPad games.

He also faced backlash and consequential bans on platforms like TikTok and Twitter due to his remarks on trans women.

Following the announcement that Lizzo had been dropped from the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show due to accusations of abuse, Radke used the incident to highlight what he saw as the inconsistencies and ironies of cancel culture. He argued that those who once supported cancel culture are now becoming its victims, referring to it as ‘the mob eating their own.’

You can see Radke’s tweets below.