Disturbed singer David Draiman recently took to his Twitter account to share a cartoon related to student loan debt, and it didn’t go over too well.
Earlier yesterday, the Disturbed singer posted an image that drew him a lot of negative attention. The image Draiman shared is a 2019 political cartoon from Rick McKee, the staff cartoonist at The Augusta Chronicle. The cartoon’s title is “The Student Debt ‘Crisis’ Solved:”.
The cartoon features a student in cap and gown, having just graduated, sitting down and looking at a board; a man stands next to the board, pointing to the supposed methods in how the student debt crisis is solved. Those “methods” read as:
“1.You took out a loan.
“2. Pay it back.”
— David Draiman (@davidmdraiman) April 6, 2022
This post has gotten a lot of negative backlash, with folks making comments directed at the Disturbed singer and his band.
One Twitter user wrote to the Disturbed singer, “Remember when you did a cover of ‘Land of Confusion? You didn’t really read the lyrics, did you?”
Remember when you did a cover of “Land of Confusion?
You didn’t really read the lyrics, did you?
— Pʀᴇtty ғᴀtᴇ ᴍᴀᴄʜiɴᴇ (@_terminalghost) April 6, 2022
Another user chimed in and replied to Draiman’s post with, “We should all just pull up our bootstraps and sell 17 million records by making monkey sounds with our mouths.”
We should all just pull up our bootstraps and sell 17 million records by making monkey sounds with our mouths.
— Stanitarium (@TheStanitarium) April 6, 2022
And that’s just a small taste of the types of comments folks have made regarding Draiman’s post. What are your thoughts on the post from the Disturbed singer?
As of March 31st, 2021, student loan borrowers in the United States owe a collective $1.6 trillion in federal and private student loan debt.
In other David Draiman news, the singer recently came to the defense of Lil Nas X when a TV show host made some nasty remarks about the rapper.
Words by: Michael Pementel