By now the world has learned of Chester Bennington’s tragic death. The dad of six and the front man for Linkin Park took his own life on July 20th. He hung himself just months after the suicide of his close friend Chris Cornell, singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave. As the world grieved the death of yet another singer, another popular member of the music industry decided to chime in.
Brian ‘Head’ Welch, the guitarist and co-founder of the band Korn, made some disparaging comments about the death of Chester.
He called Chester’s act ‘cowardly’ and many fans rightfully defended the deceased singer.
On his Facebook, Brian posted a lengthy post about his ‘friend’ Chester: ‘honestly, Chester’s an old friend who we’ve hung with many times, and I have friends who are extremely close to him, but this is truly pissing me off!’
He continued on by saying: ‘How can these guys send this message to their kids and fans?! I’m sick of this suicide s***!’
He ended off by writing: ‘I’ve battled depression/mental illness, and I’m trying to be [sympathetic], but it’s hard when you’re pissed! Enough is enough! Giving up on your kids, fans, and life is the cowardly way out!!!’
It was this remark that incited anger and emotion from fans of both Korn and Linkin Park. They lambasted the post with some calling on him to delete it.
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