DISTURBED Vocalist David Draiman Attempts To Explain His 'Bad-Parenting' Comments
Following the negative outcry on Twitter, David Draiman of Disturbed has taken to twitter once more in an attempt to explain his previous 'bad-parenting' comments regarding the parents who took their kids to see "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises."
In Draiman's latest comments, he states "I have nothing but the deepest condolences for the families of the Denver Batman massacre. It is shocking beyond belief, and may the perpetrator of the crime be forced to toss Hitler's salad in hell for eternity.
"However, separate from the catastrophic event is the notion that somehow it is alright to take a three-month old infant (not a six-year-old child, although that is still questionable) to a showing of any movie is preposterous. Forget the fact that a three-month-old should be safe in bed at midnight, forget the fact their fragile immune systems shouldn't be subjected to the bacterial petri dish that is a movie theatre. The primary issue is the effect that movie theatre sound often at dangerous levels of [decibels] can do permanent damage to a three-month-old infant's still-developing hearing.
"This is separate from the massacre, and it is and will remain my opinion that those who would subject a three-month-old child to it are not only irresponsible, shitty parents, but they should also be charged with child endagerment.
"As Chris Rock said, 'You can drive a car with your feet if you want to. That don't make it a good fuckin idea.'"
Draiman originally was commenting to a CNN article that was questioning if infants and small kids were too young for a midnight showing at Batman after the show was shot up by a crazed gunman in Aurora, CO last week.
Draiman originally stated that "All you parents out there that think it's OK to take your infants out on the town with you, to a movie theater or otherwise, do the world a favor. Give your children up for adoption to parents who know what it is to be a responsible parent, and sacrifice on behalf of their children. Get a damn babysitter."
He added, "Maybe we should take infants to nightclubs and restaurants in the late hours of the night as well? Honestly, fuck off. This is why only certain people should be allowed the gift of a child. Too many simply aren't ready for the responsibility."