Queens of the Stone Age Frontman Speaks Out Against Homophobic, Racist Fans

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Queens of the Stone Age singer Josh Homme called out racists and homophobes in a new documentary.

Homme voiced support for the LGBT community while participating in the anti-bullying documentary #NoJoke, according to PinkNews. The film features singer-songwriter Andrew Cole working to raise bullying awareness with other musicians and actors.

“I’ve always tried to weed the bullies out of our audience, you know, because I don’t want them there, our music is not for you,” Homme said in the documentary. “If you’re a racist, misogynist, homophobic jerk, we’re not for you, you can go.”

Homme also suggest for people who were being bullied to seek support from others.

“When you need help, you should ask for it, and there’s somebody that’s going to be there for you, whether it’s a family member or a friend or someone you don’t know that is in a similar position that has that empathy, that understand,” he said. “There are people out there so, so it’s never over, all is never lost.”

The singer had come under fire for calling a fan who threw a bottle a gay slur and that he would have anal sex with him at a Norway show in 2008, according to NME. Homme denied being a homophobe in an open letter.

“You see, it’s not the words, it’s their intent,” he wrote. “I never said, nor suggested, that being gay is wrong, but apparently, based on your outrage to my flu-infused rant, you do!”


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