Fathers Day has always received flack from loud people on the internet about how we are homophobic, sexist, racist….yadda yadda yadda.
I never give these people the time of day because its not worth it. Because people like this guy here gets it. It doesn’t need to be explained to him. It means something to him and its important/therapeutic for him. As it is for everyone else in the band.
This is something I don’t usually share because I don’t think it’s important or necessary to share in order to make Fathers Day powerful or meaningful for people but maybe if it’s stated now some of these loud internet people will finally get it and shut up.
Fathers Day is a satirical and political statement about the abuse of patriarchy in the family and society in general. The current members of the band include two POC, one of which is queer and the other which is bi-sexual and married to a black woman. 3/4′s of the band have homophobic fathers. 2 of which were alcoholics. 1 of those two was absent for most of his childhood. Past members include women and people who identify by other non specific gender pronouns. Most past members have fucked up childhoods and bad/abusive relationships with there parents. These things are not a “pass” to act like a jerk and they shouldn’t matter if the statement or “joke” is understood which I feel it is by most if not ALL fans of the band. I receive comments like the one stated above after almost every show. That is why we continue to do this band.