Michael Sweet of Stryper blasted out the artists that “continue to disrespect their fans and alienate themselves from their fan base” because of their political beliefs.
On his social media page, the singer posted the following message:
“Maybe I’m just built a little different. Everyone knows where I stand and I have no regrets for the choices that I make. What’s interesting to me are the artists that time and time again disrespect their fans because they ‘vote’ differently than they do.
“Probably at least half of the fans of most hard rock/metal bands are republicans and the other half are democrats. Yet some musicians continue to disrespect their fans and alienate themselves from their fan base. From those who put them where they are today. Good luck packing those venues after Covid and then telling half of your fan base that they’re ‘nutbags’.
“I applaud those who stand for what they believe in. I don’t however respect any artist that does so with the same hate that they supposedly speak against.”