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My Chemical Romance Responds To Beck

Reported by Ellen - May 8, 2011 -

News Hounds blogger Aria recently posted about Glenn Beck's attack on the television show Glee and, in particular, the song "Sing," by My Chemical Romance. Beck called the song, "propaganda," and "an anthem," and went on to whine, "How can you and I possibly win against that?" As The Guardian reported, the band's frontman, Gerard Way, has responded to Beck in a blog on the band's website.

Way wrote:

I think the word Glenn Beck was looking for was "subversion" not "propaganda", because I don't know what it would be considered propaganda for- truth? sentiment?
And I can't tell what he's angrier about- the fact that it's how I feel about the persistent sterilization of our culture or the fact that it's on network television for everyone to hear.

Way also took a dig at Fox News: I'm actually shocked that no actual fact-checking was done on the lyrics. I mean Fox is a major news channel, covering factual topics in an unbiased and intelligent-
oh wait-

The Guardian also noted that the same song has just been re-released as a charity single for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief.

I guess the Japanese are really in trouble now.



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