ICED EARTH fans are now seeking refund after the band’s guitarist and leader Jon Schaffer is searched by police of unlawful entry during a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried out on January 6 during the final Congressional vote recording for the 2020 general election.
Schaffer successfully crowdfunding a Kickstarter campaign for Wicked Words & Epic Tales, “a collection of Jon Schaffer’s lyrics, interviews and a chronicle of the artwork that they inspired,” but some fans who were perhaps unaware of his previous political positions have demanded a refund.
Here are what some of the fans are saying:
“I’ve been a big fan since i’m a kid. Bought all the records, attended shows, supported IE in all kinds of ways. But seriously f*ck you, Jon. I want a refund. Take your n*zi sh*t somewhere else. I don’t support N*zis.
“I’ve been a fan of ICED EARTH since 1991 and always been first to buy any of their merchandise or support any projects ( but not anymore). You were always talking about supporting Freedom and liberty in this country but what you have done Mr Jon is an absolute domestic terrorism, I’m really heartbroken for my favorite band.
I thought the whole day about the situation and try to separate art from the politics. But given the circumstances, I‘d favor a refund too for my part, since nothing has been shipped so far.
Jon, it was a slap on my face and I can‘t really support anyone supporting Trump or similar wanna be dictators.
“Being an ICED EARTH fan since the beginning, I am really shocked about Jon storming Congress. I really regret having supported this project. Unfortunately, it is not possible to withdraw the support/ get my money back. Jon, please come to your senses!”
“Is a refund truly impossible at this point? I was thrilled about both this and the Barlow project, but my excitement is almost non-existent now. It’s a shame.”
“Yep. I‘ve been listening to ICED EARTH since the beginning too and was sort of crushed after my wife showed the pictures yesterday. Very sad…“
As previously reported, Schaffer is among dozens of people wanted by the FBI for storming Capitol Hill. The FBI‘s Washington Field Office early Friday morning released 40 photos of people who are suspected of unlawful entry during a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol carried out on Wednesday during the final Congressional vote recording for the 2020 general election.