FFDP Bassist Rips On Rockers & Celebrities Who Say They’re Leaving The Country

FFDP Bassist Rips On Rockers & Celebrities Who Say They’re Leaving The Country
Original Photo Credit: Sven Mandel, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Some rockers, comedians, entertainers and various people in the public eye have started making a habit out of threatening to leave the United States when there’s a political or lawmaking decision they disagree with. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Bruce Springsteen, Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe and Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, among others, have said they would leave the country if things didn’t pan out to their political viewpoints. 

The list of other celebrities who have levied such threats includes Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cher, Ricky Martin, John Legend, Chelsea Handler, Eddie Grifin, Barbra Streisand and Amy Schumer. Five Finger Death Punch bassist Chris Kael is having none of that. In a Twitter post, Kael called out those who make such claims. “No one cares about anything enough to pack up and move out of the country. It’s easy to say onstage, on TV and on social media; but, when’s the last time you actually packed your bags for anything longer than a brief vacation and a quick return home? Stop bullsh*ttin’.” He then tagged the tweet with the hashtag #USA.

Five Finger Death Punch is touring the U.S. later this summer with Megadeth and is getting ready to release a new album, “Afterlife,” which is now available for pre-order. Last month, Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody injured his right eye during a Florida concert, and he took to Instagram to share a video explaining what happened. “During the set I got overheated, and I walked back and I passed out… I was grabbing towards Charlie’s [Engen, Five Finger Death Punch drummer] kit,” he said. “And the heat — it was exhausting. Charlie almost passed out too. And I reached for a cymbal, and I felt myself going under. And so I ran back. And I was okay. My [guys] helped me out. And as I’m coming back onstage, one of the lasers kicked backwards, ’cause I tripped basically over it, and it shot me in the eye. And these things are like… they basically have the power of a minor supernova; they’re really bad. If you put your phone up to one of ’em, it’ll actually black out your screen.”

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