All That Remains Frontman Defends Use Of Gay Slur

Phil says it’s OK to say “faggot” because “homosexuals were never property”

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Because Revolver’s basically just Star Magazine for metal, a writer for that rag, who spoke with All That Remains’ Phil Labonte, had to ask questions and remind us all in an article that the gun-lovin’ frontman once used the word “faggot” unabashedly.

Phil’s use of the word — which is commonly said in quick defense by the ignorant — happened when he was speaking as part of the Sounds of the Underground DVD that was filmed way back in 2005.

Well, guess what? Phil doesn’t regret using the word at all, because it’s not as though he used the “N” word.

“I have nothing against gay people. It’s just a word. Honestly, I think the only people that have a legit grievance when it comes to any racial slurs is the black community. I know the homosexual community has problems with it and I understand their hurt feelings. But homosexuals were never property.”

Profound. Who says Phil has no love in his heart?

“They’ve had a rough time and I’m not trying to minimize that, but I think the black community has a whole lot more room to be upset about a word than the LGBT community. It’s one thing to say, ‘This guy said something and it hurt my feelings and it bummed me out and it sucks.’ Okay, that’s a good perspective. But I don’t know that you need a whole social movement.

“When it comes to the shit that black people have gone through I think it’s okay to be like, ‘Well you know, that was seriously fucked up.’ We need to do something about this.”

All That Remains will issue its new album The Order of Things on February 25.

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