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My Chemical Romance deny producing lyrical propaganda

By | Published on Friday 6 May 2011

My Chemical Romance

My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way has hit back at claims by Fox News pundit Glenn Beck that their lyrics amount to “propaganda”. The tedious Fox man also warned parents to be “uber-vigilant” if their children became fans of MCR, after their song ‘Sing’, which he described as “an anthem saying ‘join us'”, was performed on ‘Glee’.

Way wrote on the band’s website: “I think the word Glenn Beck was looking for was ‘subversion’ not ‘propaganda’, because I don’t know what [our lyrics] would be considered propaganda for. Truth? Sentiment? And I can’t tell what he’s angrier about, the fact that it’s how I feel about the persistent sterilisation of our culture, or the fact that it’s on network television for everyone to hear”.

He also pointed out that Beck had quoted some of the lyrics incorrectly, mishearing “living on the Webways” as “living on the railways”. Way quipped: “Railways? Is it 1863? Seen any children living on these lately instead of the internet? I’m actually shocked that no actual fact checking was done on the lyrics. I mean, Fox is a major news channel, covering factual topics in an unbiased and intelligent… oh wait”.