The Los Gatos natives are as known for their messiness as they are for their iconic songs like “Headstrong,” and “Sound Off.” For years, the band has spent their free time fighting with other bands and celebrities. In 2015, they got into it with Dangerkids frontman Andy Bane, saying that their song “Headstrong” makes “more money yearly” than Bane has ever made “in [his] whole life.”
More recently, the band responded to a tweet from actor Chris Evans of Captain America fame. Evans criticized President Trump for how he’s handling the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. Evans said that the nation wants “leadership,” and Trapt responded and said that Trump’s decision to close off travel to and from China is the only reason there are not “bodies piling up and hospitals being overrun with the system about to fail.”
The band then went on a Twitter rampage, commenting and using the hashtags #whiteprivilegedoesnotexist and #nooneisbeingoppressedin2020. Then, the band started tweet-arguing with Tilian Pearson, the singer for Dance Gavin Dance. Attila frontman Chris Fronzak jumped into the fray, saying it was “amazing” to see Trapt “get straight bodied by warped tour Twitter.” Telle Smith of the Word Alive also commented, urging the band to show screenshots of their bank account.
It’s no wonder, then, that the Trapt parody account started posting with guns blazing on Sunday. The account tweeted about “Headstrong,” saying that there was no way any of the “posers” could play it.
“There’s no way any of you fucking posers could learn headstrong on the guitar. We can’t even play it. I haven’t played a real guitar on stage since George W Bush was [president].”
there's no way any of you fucking posers could learn headstrong on guitar. we can't even play it. i haven't played a real guitar onstage since george w Bush was preaident
— TRAAPT (WITH TWO 'A's) (@TRAAPTOFFICIAL) March 30, 2020
The tweet got thousands of likes and hundreds of retweets, but the comment section is gold.
There were some tweets that seemed to agree with the parody account’s claim, with one user responding simply with the word “checkmate.” Another Twitter user said that they could “play the song with [their] toes,” because the song is so easy.
I can play that song with my toes, that's how easy it is. Put out a song like @DragonForce then we'll talk.
— CEO of Trash (@DresDonuts) March 30, 2020
Another Twitter user dunked on the band by calling out the typo in the band’s tweet.
“You can’t even spell president, we don’t expect you to play any instruments well.”
You can’t even spell president, we don’t expect you to play any instruments well.
— Quilt Club (@quiltclubmusic) March 30, 2020
Another Twitter user tagged the band’s real account in their tweet, saying that “Headstrong” was “too headstrong” for the band itself.
I guess even headstrong is even too headstrong for @TRAPTOFFICIAL
— Chris Spencer MONOMANIA OUT NOW (@cls122084) March 30, 2020
Fans recognized the parody account pretty quickly, but it took Senses Fail a little longer to find out the account was fake.
“Wait is this real?” the band wrote after they retweeted the fake tweet.
Wait is this real? https://t.co/b1A13UpWwt
— Senses Fail (@SensesFail) March 30, 2020
One Senses Fail fan clarified the tweet, saying that it was a parody account and the tweet was meant to mock Thomas Freckleton, the guitarist for Silent Planet.
“Trapt is busy arguing about abortion now,” the tweet also stated.
No thats a fake account making fun of them for suggesting Silent Planet's guitarist couldn't play the song haha. Trapt is busy arguing about abortion right now. 😂
— julie | photographer 📷 (@morriganthemage) March 30, 2020
Many fans have pointed out that the vibe of the parody account isn’t too far off from that of Trapt’s official account.
“Can barely tell the difference.”
Can barely tell the difference
— PickleDixon (@CMDR_Pi) March 30, 2020
Would you be able to tell the difference between Trapt’s official account and the parody? Let us know in the comments!