‘What I hate about today’s world’: Nergal Talks Cancel Culture

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While talking about the band’s upcoming album, Opvs Contra Natvram, Behemoth frontman Nergal brought up his issues with cancel culture. At one point during an interview with Revolver, Nergal is asked about some of his social media engagement and posts; the question itself (which you can find below), brings up many of the singer’s political stances, but also addresses some controversial matters associated with him.

Ultimately, Nergal shares that people should not treat him like some kind of role model and is capable of mistakes; he then goes on to address his issues with cancel culture.

[Revolver question]: “YOU’RE SPEAKING OF HUMAN RIGHTS — YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE PEOPLE OF UKRAINE, REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS, THE LGBTQIA2S COMMUNITY. BUT YOU’RE ALSO TROLLING YOUR OWN SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS TO PROVOKE PEOPLE, SOME OF WHOM HAVE BEEN CRITICAL OF WHAT YOU POST. YOU SHARED A ‘FUCK ANTIFA’ SHIRT ON INSTAGRAM. A FACEBOOK POST HAD YOU CHALLENGING ALGORITHM CENSORSHIP OVER A PHOTO OF YOUR BURZUM SHIRT. SOME PEOPLE QUESTION THE NATURE OF THOSE, FIND CONCERN IN THEM — SOME ARE PISSED OFF ABOUT IT. AS SOMEONE WHO IS OBVIOUSLY COGNIZANT OF SYMBOLISM WITHIN YOUR ART, HOW ARE PEOPLE SUPPOSED TO INTERPRET THE POLITICS YOU’RE SIGNALING IN THOSE POSTS?”

[Nergal]: “That’s good. It’s healthy to question it. Please do. My message is: Be critical of whatever you see. Don’t treat me as I’m some sort of oracle, god or role model. I’m quite the opposite. I make mistakes. I admit my mistakes if I know that I made one. But what I’m struggling with — and what I hate about today’s world — is that you make a mistake and there’s a bunch of anonymous nobodies who say, ‘Oh, there we go … let’s go after that guy. Cancel him.’ That is what’s happening. A bunch of stupid, mindless kids throwing accusations without getting deeper into topics. Do something positive, because throwing judgmental comments about something [online] is not bringing any good to this world. That’s it. Amen.”

What are your thoughts on cancel culture? In the same interview, the Behemoth singer spoke to his social media habits and what he desires from such platforms.

‘F*** my brain’: Behemoth’s Nergal Speaks To His Social Media Habits + Desires

Lol Okay – Disturbed Frontman David Draiman ‘Proud’ Of Bandmate’s ‘F*** Cancel Culture’ Guitar

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