Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider had some choice words for incarcerated Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer. Schaffer has pled guilty of taking part in the January 6th insurrection of the U.S. Capitol. Ultimate Classic Rock reported that Snider posted the CNN article on Schaffer, a member of the anti-government militia, Oath Keepers, who has now decided to work with persecutors to snag other extremists.
“THIS PIECE OF S*** IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE METAL COMMUNITY! First he shames us with his terrorist actions on in DC, and THEN he becomes a rat to his own people for a lighter sentence! MAN THE F*** UP! Own your s***! If you do the crime, do the time!”
Snider went on to post: “I'm glad for our country's sake that he's ratting, but it speaks volumes about the man he is. I was raised differently. You commit a crime, you shut up and take your punishment. You NEVER throw others under the bus. And you can bet your ass they aren't water boarding this POS.”
He added: “Let me be clear on this: No one should ever rat out or throw their friends, families or cohorts under the bus. That's p***** bulls***. It's a problem with today's society. Everyone is so 'tough' until they get caught. Then they are quick to blame everyone else.”
Dee Snider is no stranger to Capitol Hill. Back in 1985, Snider, Frank Zappa, and John Denver testified before a Senate committee in Washington that held hearings on the voluntary labeling of recordings for certain content. The hearings were organized by the Parents Music Resource Center, an advocacy group led by Tipper Gore. Her husband Al Gore was one of the senators who sat on the committee for the hearings.
A while back we asked Dee Snider if he'd ever consider going into politics himself, and he said he doubted it would ever happen: “Well, certainly, there's nothing to hide with me — 'He wore women's underwear!' 'And? Well, tell me something we don't know!' I mean the shocking things with Dee is, like, how straight I am. I can't see myself entering the political world. It's just got a dirtiness, and a silliness, that I just — y'know, I've had enough dirtiness and silliness in my life. I really don't need to deal with Washington anymore.”