SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor had a "fan" ejected from the band's concert in Toronto, calling the spectator "a cunt" and explaining that he has been "doing this too long to deal with that disrespect."
The incident happened while SLIPKNOT was performing the song "(sic)" on July 19 at Air Canada Centre. Fan-filmed video footage shows Taylor pointing at someone in the crowd and saying into the mic: "You don't show me shit, you little pussy." He continues singing the song while keeping his finger pointed at the culprit. Within fifteen seconds, the security apparently reaches the audience member in question and has him escorted out. Taylor can be seen changing his hand gesture into a wave and saying, "Bye bye. Yup. Bye bye, bitch," as the unruly fan is being led out of the venue.
Corey addressed the incident on Twitter a couple of hours later, insisting that the ejected fan was being "a cunt." He added: "And I've been doing this too long to deal with that disrespect."
The SLIPKNOT frontman made headlines earlier in the month when he joined DISTURBED singer David Draiman in having no patience for fans texting or chatting on phones during their shows. A short video clip of Taylor smacking the phone out of the hand of a texting fan during a recent SLIPKNOT concert surfaced online, with Corey later explaining his action by tweeting, "If you're gonna text, stay home." Taylor later claimed in a separate post that the fan "TOTALLY understood the fuckup and we laughed together."
When a female fan responded to Taylor that she always sends a few texts when she's at a show to check on her daughter, Taylor replied, "Fair enough. But you might wanna do it between sets or between songs. Am I right?"
Taylor recently discussed his dislike for people using their phones at concerts in an interview with Detroit radio station WRIF, saying: "So many people have their faces glued to their phones and they're not paying attention...get off your phones and pay attention to what the hell you're doing."
The singer admitted that he sees people looking at their phones "every once in a while" at SLIPKNOT shows, adding, "If they do, they do it from quite a ways back, because I empty whole water bottles into people as soon as I see them staring at their phone or tweeting or whatever."
He added, "People need to unplug and realize that they're missing their lives, dude. It's sad. And that may be me just being an old jerk, but I don't care. I don't care. Truth is truth; it doesn't matter what age you're at."
Taylor told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that he's long past the point of holding back his anger about things that bother him. "I guess I've just gotten to the point in my life where I'm just tired of holding back," he said. "After a while, you see all this stuff pile up, if you don't say anything man, you're just gonna drive your car into a brick wall, you know. You're just gonna lose it one day and they'll find you running down the boardwalk naked. I've just gotten to the point where it's just like, 'Man, I've got to say something,' just to get it off my own chest."
Taylor is performing with a neck brace on SLIPKNOT's summer North American tour with MARILYN MANSON after undergoing spinal surgery last month.
He was a cunt. And I've been doin this too long to deal with that disrespect.— Jalapeno Throat, LLC (@CoreyTaylorRock) July 20, 2016
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