Petition declares Frank Iero a ‘psychopath’.
[This petition has allegedly been proven a fake, not that it would be successful anyway if it had been real. Still, here’s the story based on the Tweet from Ray Toro, etc.]
A petition has been set up online aiming to send My Chemical Romance guitarist, Frank Iero, to jail. This crazy petition spirals from the fact that he ‘[plans] to inspire the next Columbine’ through his music. They claim that his side project, Leathermouth, aims to inspire violence and posts the lyrics to the song ‘5th Period Massacre’ to prove their point. The description also states:
And they let children listen to this garbage? Parents, waken up here! How long will we stand for this trash being sold to impressionable young children? How long before someone acts on this freak’s message of hate on his new album, and brutally murders all their classmates? Will they be held accountable for what may be the next Virginia Tech Massacre? Quite possibly… I’m sure the next Columbine-style killer will be singing the lyrics to this sick song, as he brutally guns down all who cross his path!
Along side this garbage, the starter of the petition also dubs Frank Iero a ‘lunatic’ and ‘emo psychopath’. Fellow My Chemical Romance guitarist, Ray Toro, agrees that the petition is the “stupidest thing he’s ever seen“. The petition was allegedly set up in 2009, although for some reason it is now that it’s really been recognised and posted about. Be it new, or a year old, it’s beyond insane.
Personal favourite signature on the ludicrous petition: “304. Ray Toro – I can’t WHIP MY HAIR to this song.” Regardless, we all know this petition will achieve nothing but sometimes utter idiocy has to be shared…