Blessed By A Broken Heart Deny Mustaine’s Racist Claims
The 80′s hair-core band have denied Dave Mustaine’s claims that the band made racist remarks while in Japan.
Blessed By A Broken Heart bassist Tyler Hoare (pictured below, pumping iron and looking like a complete tool) has issued the following statement after Dave Mustaine accused him of racist remarks:
“Hey everyone, my name is Tyler Hoare — I’m the ‘blonde guy’ from Blessed By A Broken Heart.
“This whole incident has really taken a toll on me, because I honestly do not have one racist bone in my body. I know people always say that, but those who know me know that’s the God’s honest truth.
“I promise you that if you talk to anyone who knows me personally, the accusation of ‘racist’ would be the last thing that anyone would think of. Stupid, maybe, ‘weird sense of humor,’ maybe, but definitely not racist…
“To share with you a bit of where I’m coming from: I have a mentally handicapped foster brother who is black that I love with all my heart. My ex-girlfriend of three years is black. I am a tattoo artist, and my clients are of all races.
“To Willie: I am very sorry I made you feel uncomfortable, it was not my intention AT ALL. If you knew me, you would know that I joke around alot and say stupid things, but a racist I am not. I guess I overstepped my boundaries because I didn’t know you that well, but it’s only because I felt really comfortable hanging with you.
“For those of you who’ve read enough, please know that I apologize to Willie, who was nothing but super-cool to me, and anyone else in the crew that may have been offended.
“I hope this will serve to clear things up.
“For those of you who want to know how one thing led to another, the details are below.
“When we got to the venue and started setting up, Megadeth was doing a soundcheck on the same stage where we would play. I noticed that their guitar tech was black and actually thought to myself that that was sweet, because we don’t see many black guys in the metal scene. I went over, shook Willie’s hand and chatted a bit. Later, we started talking and I brought up that ‘South Park’ episode where Cartman is trying to form a band. Willie was familiar with it, and we laughed together about it, and I was like, ‘You should be a bass tech.’ I was making fun of the stereotype, which was also done in ‘South Park’. In no way do I think black people cant play guitar — that’s just crazy, obviously!
“We continued to chat and hang for another 5-10 minutes, and I was not getting a vibe that I had offended, or I would have straight out told him ‘Sorry, dude.’ I was just making a joke, making fun of people that have these stereotypes.
“I’m sorry that this got misconstrued or overheard by folks who did not understand the context of our conversation, or the fact that I am sometimes, indeed, a little ‘stupid.’”
They may not be racist but they most definitely are rubbish.