My Chemical Romance
have hit back at Fox News after presenter Glenn Beck
publicly slammed their lyrics.
Beck's rant started after their song "Sing
" was featured on the music drama Glee, saying "Pay attention to the lyrics. This is propaganda... It's an anthem saying 'Join us'. How can you and I possibly win against that?
Frontman Gerald Way
then responded on their official website
. "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.
The singer also took issue with Beck ranting over lyrics he mis-heard. Beck had posted the line "Children that can talk about it/Living on the railways/People moving sideways
", where the word "railways
" was in fact "webways
", an internet reference.
"Is it 1863? Seen any children living on these lately instead of the internet?
", said Way. "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 controversial presenter might have gone easier on the band if he realised the song had been re-recorded to raise funds for the Red Cross and their efforts in Japan.
Thanks for the report to Spinner