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Are Artists Idiots?

Well, certainly some are. I find it humorous that entertainment figures are questioned as though what they have to say about anything other than their particular field of expertise has any relevance or meaning whatsoever. Just because people are famous for one thing doesn’t mean they know anything about anything else. Especially musicians.

Check out what Disturbed vocalist David Draiman has to say about 9/11:

    “The whole incident and everything surrounding it to me was offensive.”

    He added, “It continues to offend me, to be honest with you. It offends me that in trying to look at the Ground Zero site that in order to get up on the viewing platform that you need to buy a ticket across town. It continues to offend me that people seem to capitalize off of one of the worst atrocities that have ever befallen the United States. There are so many aspects of the whole situation that continue to offend me.”

I’m sorry his delicate sensibilities have been offended by mass murder, and even more than mass murder, the fact that he has to buy a ticket to observe Ground Zero!! The effrontery! I guess he’s saying that he is offended by the handling of the situation and people’s attempts to benefit from it commercially. The context of these comments is not clear from the written report, but this would appear to be someone with seriously skewed priorities who views the events of this world – even the most horrific and pervasive – only through the lens of how it affects him.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014.Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: [email protected], Facebook.com/amhaunted, Pinterest America's Most Haunted.Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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