In a recent Instagram post, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn opened up regarding the thousands of death threats he and his family received after he came forward against Phil Anselmo for his use of racist gestures at a 2016 concert.
“Good times in my DM‘s today. Just a little taste. Listen to me… I have literally dealt with this for 30 years,” Robb wrote in a post. “Before it was in mail and hand written letters, then it was emails and message boards, now it’s DM’s and the comment section.
Just so we’re all crustal clear… I am not going anywhere.
I will not shut up.
If you don’t like the things that I have to say on my personal Instagram account, Unfollow. I’m not here to please you, or give you some watered down version of what you think somebody in metal band should be.
Don’t agree with my politics? Go ahead and Unfollow. Zero F*cks given. No one is forcing you to be here. You are free to speak your opinions here, as long as you are respectful and not spamming, and I keep a pretty long leash on what is “respectful”
“Shut up and stick to music”? I’ll do just that… By singing songs like a “nation on fire”, “Davidian”, “clenching the Fists of Dissent”, “ in comes the flood“ and “halo”.
And for those of you who did write this to me, consider this a warning. I purposefully left your names off of this post. This is the last time I will do that. Let there be no mistake, I will not hesitate to Dox you the f*ck out.
I’ve been a public figure for most of my adult life, I’m used to people threatening me, I had over 1000 death threats after the “racism in metal“ video. I still get death threats at least twice a week. I accept it for what it is.
But the second people start threatening my wife and my kids, you’ve crossed the line, a line I will not ever accept.
Don’t believe me? F*CKING BRING IT!!”