CHARLOTTE, NC (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — An angry mother has sent an e-mail to Fall Out Boy’s record label, Island Def Jam, complaining about bassist Pete Wentz’s “personal political testimony” onstage, after taking her daughters to see the band on May 2nd at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Cricket Arena.
The woman complained that the “the ticket said ‘all ages,’ and your band was very foul-mouthed and anti-morals.
“Charlotte is not the demoralized city that liberal San Francisco and other cities across the North and West are…this was a concert, not some liberal homosexual rally.”
The woman promised to contact national news organizations and other venues where Fall Out Boy would be playing, claiming that the band would lose “a lot of financial support” as a result, according to Yahoo! News. She concluded, “Your responsibility was to sing your songs. When you opened your mouth to talk, you blew it…By the way, my children will not be a part of your sick idea of family.”
Wentz posted a response on the band’s website, writing, “The only thing I said in Charlotte was ‘You can leave this show and say, ‘I think this guy is an arrogant jerk,’ or think, ‘This band is better than this one,’ because these are your opinions. The only thing we consider unacceptable is for you to engage in sexist, racist or homophobic behavior. If you do, we don’t want you as a fan.’”
Wentz did offer an apology for any profanity he might have used, but did not change his stance, adding, “I encourage fans of our band to grow up to become good people and to change the world. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that treating other people as inhuman is acceptable. (Our show) is not a liberal homosexual rally, but at the same time, it will never be a Ku Klux Klan rally.” –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers