Mustaine To African Women: 'Put A Plug In It'

artist: Dave Mustaine date: 02/24/2012 category: general music news

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Mustaine To African Women: 'Put A Plug In It'
Dave Mustaine is making a name for himself with outrageous comments recently. The latest verbal slip-up from the Megadeth frontman could prove the most offensive yet. He says African women should stop having children and "put a plug in it" if they can't afford to feed them. "I really think that, if the parents aren't going to stick together, they shouldn't make that kind of commitment to life" Mustaine casually told LA Weekly. "I watch some of these shows from over in Africa, and you've got starving women with six kids. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it? It's like, you shouldn't be having children if you can't feed them." It follows similarly controversial comments on gay marriage, where he refused to support legislation to allow two men to marry, and his backing of Rick Santorum which provoked a huge reaction in the UG community. Of course, Mustaine is entitled to free speech, but he may underestimate that contraception is poorly distributed in certain areas of Africa. Crippled economies contribute to the difficulty, with 239 million people living in hunger in sub-Saharan Africa. Mustaine's opinions often stem from his Christian beliefs. While Christianity is generally an understanding and forgiving religion, it can often conflict with modern liberal views. The resulting arguments can sometimes skew the debate, but it's clear the Megadeth frontman is simply trying to follow his faith. "Even if you don't believe in God and you don't believe in faith, you've got to understand, when Israel became a country again, that was a prophecy in the Bible that came true, and the Bible was written so many hundreds of years ago," he said in the same interview. "Also, any of the stuff that it says in there about the end times - that stuff's really happening right now. Look what's happening over in the Middle East. It's crazy." Did Mustaine step way out of line with his comments, or should he use his public platform as he pleases? Share your reaction in the comments.
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