Talking to the LA Weekly, the Megadeth mainman – who is a born again Christian – addressed the subject of responsible parenting. This is what he said:
“There’s so many houses without a dad that it’s just terrible. I mean, you know how they used to say there should be a licence to have a baby? Well, as far-fetched as that sounds, I really think that, if the parents aren’t going to stick together, they shouldn’t make that kind of commitment to life. I watch some of these shows from over in Africa, and you’ve got starving women with six kids. Well, how about, you know, put a plug in it? It’s like, you shouldn’t be having children if you can’t feed them.”
The fact that he singled out African women has already had some people calling him a racist.
In the same interview, Mustaine makes it clear that he will vote Republican in the upcoming US Presidential election:
“I wouldn’t vote for Obama. I didn’t vote for him last time, thank God, so I have no responsibility for this disaster that’s happening to our country. And watching the primaries with the Republicans, I think probably the classiest guy out of all of them is Rick Santorum. I didn’t know who Rick Santorum was, and I kind of thought he was the quiet guy, but he was just kind of waiting his turn. And when he did talk, he was very eloquent. I think the thing that sold me on him was when he opted to miss something to go back and be with his daughter, who was very sick. That showed me that family is so important to him, and it showed his integrity. So, that’s the guy that — if he makes it — that’s the guy I want to vote for.”
Right now, Megadeth are on the Gigantour package tour of America.
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