Gabe Saporta responds to criticism over concert outburst

May 25, 2010 by Tim Karan

Gabe Saporta responds to criticism over concert outburst

Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta has written a lengthy blog in response to criticism he's received after video surfaced from last Wednesday's show in Kansas City, Missouri, in which Saporta verbally attacks hecklers. The video (watch it below) captures Saporta saying things like, "I have so many brothers and sisters here who will pound your ass to the pavement" and "Go home, go look at pictures of your mom and jack off."

In his blog, Saporta says, "Sorry--that kid and his friends were standing in the back shouting at us the whole show. I might be on stage, but I'm still a person. You can't come and talk shit to me and not expect to get it back. If you dish it, you gotta be able to take it." He goes onto say, "It's also insane to me that people can expect an artist to not be prone to the same fluctuations in emotion and mood that everyone else succumbs to. Having different emotions is what makes us human. And just because I'm on stage, doesn't mean that I'm not a person. I am not better than anyone, and I am thus susceptible to the same emotional volatility that anybody else is (arguably, even more so). I never go on stage and put on an act; I go on stage, lose all my inhibitions, and become who I am."

Read Saporta's entire blog here and let us know what you think. 

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