There's always some sort of drama, isn't there? In the past couple of years, there has been a ton of drama in between band members. This time, it started between Senses Fail's official account and Fronz of ATTILA.
Senses Fail appeared to be unhappy with ATTILA's newest song, "Proving Grounds", and the fact that it does say the word "Faggot." Through this entire conversation, Fronz was defending the song, as well as himself. The whole ordeal started with Senses Fail saying, "How many times can Attila insult the LGBT community in 3:00 mins? I lost count."
Naturally, Fronz responded, though he did it indirectly. He stated, "If you think I'm homophobic in any way possible, you're clearly either an idiot or you're in a washed up band that nobody cares about." That was a bit uncalled for. You're mad, rightfully so, but do you have to pull the "washed up and nobody cares" card? That's not true, there's plenty of Senses Fail fans out there, and besides that, there's no need to pull that card.
Reading the whole conversation though, via an article on Alternative Press' website, just posed one question.
Did Senses Fail somehow NOT hear Callout?
Everyone remembers "Callout." Whoever was running the Senses Fail Twitter account at that very moment was simply unhappy about the word "Faggot" being used. Yes, the word was used, but it was used in "Callout" too and nobody flipped over that. The way Fronz used it wasn't nessicarily dergoatory, as he was literally just responding to the 'haters', who use such words at him.
Sure, he could have used a different word, but he didn't, and the word "faggot" in other cultures actually means a bushel of wood. Senses Fail's issue here was simply that the word was used. Did anyone say anything when "Callout" ended with, "Hey, Westboro Baptist! Fuck you too. Come and protest this, faggots"? No. Only ones that got upset was the Westboro Baptist, everyone else had a great laugh at it.
Clearly, someone got offended here, and that's fine, but the whole thing doesn't make a lot of sense. David Schmitt of Breathe Carolina saw this whole thing going on and decided to speak up. He answered Senses Fail by questioning one of their lyrics as well. The response to that, is unknown to me. David's tweet all on his own seems to sum it up the best.
"I love it how senses fail always finds a way to be in a battle with young bands like we all grew up on you guys stop hating."
Feel free to check out Attila's new song, "Proving Grounds", and leave your own thoughts below. You can also read the full conversation via Alternative Press by clicking here, or read Immortal Music's thoughts on it by clicking here. We had a few things to say as well.
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