Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter recently made headlines after admitting to being a flat earther and an anti-vaxxer, while also making false claims about COVID-19. Now, the guitarist has addressed the backlash he received, saying that he “never had the intent to upset anybody.”
Carpenter said the following during an appearance on the “The Dr. Greenthumb Podcast”:
“…In regards to this story, you know, I want to say this, I made some people… you know, people got a little aggravated [and] feel like I was insensitive.
I want to say, hey you know, I never had the intent to upset anybody in any way with my opinions. But I was just giving my opinions. And for all those who’ve who’ve experienced it in any way, it’s not to upset or offend you in any way with my opinion. But I did you know, and some were… they were ruffled.”
“So I say to all you who were ruffled about in any way, you know, it’s only love you know, it’s always about love. I would never want to see anybody… In fact, that’s the reason why I give my opinion. Hopefully it can inspire you into something else, you know, at least for alternative perspective. But not to offend you know, all my love, sorry. Apologies.”
[via The PRP]