Attila’s Fronz fires back at Senses Fail over reignited beef
Earlier today, Senses Fail dug back into their old Warped Tour beef with Attila. The exchange played out after a Twitter user seemingly associated with the latter band reignited the feud sparked by apparent homophobic comments that Attilla frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak made onstage during the summer 2015 run of the traveling tour.
Now, Fronz is responding to the resurfacing feud and offering up his side.
On Wednesday, someone under the handle @Whisk3y_John brought up the matter on the social networking service. (While it's currently unclear exactly how they're attached to Attila—the person presumably works with the band as they mention they'll be traveling on their U.S. tour with All That Remains and Escape The Fate.)
From there, Senses Fail vocalist Buddy Nielsen was quick to address the comment. Asking if Attila is "even a band anymore," the group replied via Twitter that they had only ever accused Attila of using homophobic slurs:
“I have a daughter and if she ever looks this up I want her to be proud that her Dad called out a trash band and trash people like Attila. Thanks for helping me remember. I forgot about how gross your bois are.”“We never accused them of rape. We accused them of being morons and using the word faggot. Stop spreading bullshit. Also this was like so long ago. Is Atilla even a band anymore?”
Now, having caught wind of the exchange, Fronz is delivering his reply:
“Lolololol the real question is how is Senses Fail still a band? They literally played for 10 people a day on Warped Tour does anybody actually give a fuck to hear a grown man whine and cry on stage?”
“I loved senses fail growing up. I listened to them a shitload when I was 12. Then we toured together. Buddy was upset about my lyrics and wanted to meet me which I gladly did. We had a great conversation and hugged. Then he started talking shit about me on stage for a whole tour.”
The original Attila vs. Senses Fail beef
This isn't the first time Neilsen has called out Attila for their offensive language. Before the Warped Tour incident, the singer took to Twitter in late 2014 to chide the band for harboring material that would "insult the LGBTQ community."
And appearing on AP's Cautionary Tales podcast last year, the Senses Fail frontman again discussed Fronzak’s choices in vernacular on the Warped stage, restating how he took umbrage with the frontman's apparent slurs during the tour.
"I don’t feel like the music scene came out to support me," Nielsen said. "There was a lot of, 'Shut up, shut the fuck up, play your songs and be glad that you're here. You got everything you wanted.' I was talking about a lot of these issues in the music scene three years ago, and people were like, 'Way to go, social justice warrior.'"
He continued, "Nobody had my back with that Attila dude. That dude is one of the dudes who needs punched in the face. I am not a violent person. But if you are a person who is queer and you get called 'faggot,' you have every fuckin' right to knock that person in the face. I am for standing in your fuckin' space and taking it."
What do you think about this reevaluation of the past comments made by both Senses Fail and Attila? Did you attend the Vans Warped Tour back in 2015? Sound off in the comments section, below, with your thoughts on the matter.
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