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Yahoo Music reports that an angry mother wrote a letter to Fall Out Boy's label after taking her two daughters to a concert that she called a "liberal homosexual rally." In a letter to Island Def Jam, the woman said she was furious when, at a Charlotte, N.C., concert on May 2, bass player Pete Wentz delivered what she called "personal political testimony" on stage, adding, "The ticket said 'all ages,' and your band was very foulmouthed and anti-morals. Charlotte is not the demoralized city that liberal San Francisco and other cities across the North and West are...this was a concert, not some liberal homosexual rally."
What did Wentz say to stoke such ire? In a message posted on the band's Web site, Wentz wrote, "The only thing I said in Charlotte was, 'You can leave this show and say, "I think this guy is an arrogant jerk," or think, This band is better than this one, because these are your opinions. The only thing we consider unacceptable is for you to engage in sexist, racist, or homophobic behavior. If you do, we don't want you as a fan.' " He apologized for any profanity he might have used but also noted, "I encourage fans of our band to grow up to become good people and to change the world. Unfortunately, I don't believe that treating other people as inhuman is acceptable. [Our show] is not a liberal homosexual rally, but at the same time, it will never be a Ku Klux Klan rally." (The Advocate)
Angry mom calls
Fall Out Boy concert a "liberal homosexual rally"