James Hetfield is an anomaly in his circles… he loves to hunt, is a member of the NRA, and he’s had it with attitude from leftists.
After living in the San Francisco Bay area since the early 80’s, Metallica’s frontman has moved to Vail, Colorado.
“I kind of got sick of the Bay Area, the attitudes of the people there, a little bit. They talk about how diverse they are, and things like that, and it’s fine if you’re diverse like them. But showing up with a deer on the bumper doesn’t fly in Marin County. My form of eating organic doesn’t vibe with theirs,” Hetfield said.
Hetfield is an avid hunter and a member of the NRA, so the fact that California has the strictest gun control laws in the country probably contributed to his move. Still, it was the people, not the laws, that got under Hetfield’s skin.
“There was just a… I don’t know… I felt that there was an elitist attitude there — that if you weren’t their way politically, their way environmentally, all of that, that you were looked down upon,” continued Hetfield.
Hetfield describes people in Colorado as being the opposite of Californians in that. “they’re less obsessed with stopping what you’re doing and more enjoying what they’re doing.” He also said the “attitude” in California was “unhealthy” for him and he felt like he was fighting all the time.
Hetfield finished up by saying that liberal Californians are completely intolerant of different points of view:
“I kind of just took it as, okay, that’s how it’s been for me in the Bay Area. People don’t understand it. It’s just like with anything. I don’t think they understand that someone can be as passionate about something else as passionate as they are about what they are passionate about. So if you’re as passionate about something, there’s someone who’s opposite, and that’s okay. You can get along, you can talk about it. No one’s right, no one’s wrong. This is my life; I like living it this way. You like living your life that way. I totally get it. But we can coexist in this. And let’s really be diverse,” Hetfield said.
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Hetfield says that Liberals are intolerant of different points of view.
He just wants to allow for different perspectives.
How very First Amendment of Jim!
I wonder how long before the protests begin…
And now, for your listening pleasure, here’s James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett play the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals (June 6, 2016):