April 1, 2016


Disturbed Frontman Apologizes For Calling Out Texting Fan

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A few days ago, Disturbed frontman David Draiman made headlines for humiliating a fan for texting during his band's performance. It was later revealed that the target of his word-hate, a mom, was attempting to reach her daughter to make sure she arrived home safely after a storm. Not a good look.

In a new interview with Loudwire, Draiman has apologized, explaining just why he did what he did. He told the publication:

"You know when I did what I did, it wasn’t me trying to push her away. It was a matter of me trying to engage her. It’s what I’ve done for years and in most circumstances if there is someone who is being passive. They respond positively, ‘Oh, he acknowledged me. He’s really watching. I will get into it and he’s actually paying attention to me,’ and they become more involved. It’s very unfortunate that it backfired obviously with her."

He continued:

“I wasn’t privy to the information of what she had going on and when I made my original Facebook post that information had not yet come out. I feel badly about it and I am sorry. I can only say at this particular point that I think that that tactic may be something that I from here on out remove from my live repertoire because obviously there is the chance of me making that scenario happen again if I don’t have the information that would keep me from making that mistake.

So again, I feel badly about it and I am sorry. I never want anyone to leave one of our shows feeling badly. The whole idea is to pull them and to make them feel empowered and sometimes you’ve got to be a little forceful when you do that and if she got rubbed the wrong way, that is something that I regret."

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