Music legend Dee Snider recently spoke with Fox News Digital, sharing his unwavering stance against the pressures of cancel culture. The conversation arose after Snider showed his support for Paul Stanley, the lead singer of Kiss, who faced controversy for his critical remarks about gender-affirming healthcare for children. Snider firmly believes that individuals should not surrender to public scrutiny if they have done nothing wrong. He emphasizes the significance of maintaining integrity and standing strong in one’s convictions.
According to Snider, apologizing is not necessary when there is no wrongdoing involved. He emphasizes that if a person has committed a serious offense such as rape, a mere apology is insufficient and further action is required. However, when it comes to expressing personal beliefs and values, Snider encourages individuals to hold their ground. He expresses concern about the prevailing trend of people succumbing to external pressures and abandoning their principles. In Snider’s view, this compromises both personal integrity and the freedom to express oneself authentically.
Snider believes that society needs individuals who are willing to stay true to their positions, even in the face of opposition. He criticizes the pervasive culture of compliance, asserting that it stifles free expression and promotes conformity. According to Snider, it is essential to resist the pressure to conform and maintain one’s convictions, especially when faced with criticism. By doing so, individuals can contribute to a diverse and vibrant society that embraces differing viewpoints and fosters meaningful discussions.
Here’s what Snider said:
“You don’t have to cave, you don’t have to apologize if you did nothing wrong. If you did something wrong, you know?
”If you did something wrong, you r*ped a woman, yeah, you gotta do more than apologize, but at the same time, that’s not something you stand strong about.
”But if you have a position and a belief and people come at you for it, everybody is folding.”