Paytas has already angered the emo community with her My Chemical Romance “Helena” recreation, the LGBTQ+ community with her homophobic and transphobic comments, and the metal community with her recent I Set My Friends On Fire TikTok dance.
For a bit of context, Paytas got her start doing lingerie modeling and working as a stripper when she moved to Los Angeles to pursue acting. From there, she appeared on several reality shows and game shows until starting her online career. She spoke with Business Insider in 2015 saying she thought “dumbing [her]self down” in her YouTube videos would get her more attention but thought “more people would watch if I was just real and true to who I was.”
If we’re just going by musical mistakes, there’s strike one.
Strike two came when she posted a TikTok video of her dancing to I Set My Friends On Fire’s “Ravenous, Ravenous Rhinos.” People called her out for not knowing the rhythm of the song at all, making a mockery of metal and clearly posting for the purpose of fishing comments from metalheads with the hashtag #metalhead being randomly tossed into her post.
Now, it seems Trish Paytas has struck out. Three different music communities, three different mistakes. Korn is the latest subject of Paytas’ mockery (or is it flattery?)
Late last week, Paytas stan’d Korn with a selfie of her sporting red dreadlocks and Korn shirt.
Had a cookie now a little nookie and nights out babies 😏😏 try not to make babies …or maybe we’ll try 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/W0wKOiA2pU
— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) April 9, 2020
We can only imagine the pain that Korn fans felt here, wishing it would all be over soon and this wouldn’t turn into something like the My Chemical Romance obsession. Well, we’re very sorry Korn fans.
Her most recent social media tirade shows Paytas in fishnets, an oversized Korn shirt, platform boots and the cherry on top, a massive head full of bleached dreadlocks and braids. She’s stood in front of a McDonald’s.
Paytas also has her shirt over her face, which one commenter addresses saying “Dude you’re rich can’t you buy some masks?”
The commenter is absolutely on to something. Paytas lives in Los Angeles, CA where it is now mandatory to wear a face-covering in public to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Whether this is another publicity stunt by Paytas to attract even more attention or just genuine stupidity, we’ll never know.
Trish Paytas posted the photo to both Instagram and Twitter with two separate captions. The Instagram caption consists of lyrics from Korn’s song “Good God” from their 1996 record Life Is Peachy. The Twitter caption tells more of a story saying she wanted fries but was too afraid to go inside. Check out both posts below.
u stole my life. without a sigh. u sucked me dry. ✌🏻
I wanted fries but got too scared to go inside Pensive face the car ride there was fun tho French fries
I wanted fries but got too scared to go inside 😔 the car ride there was fun tho 🍟 pic.twitter.com/yAAKUaVjYq
— Trisha Paytas (@trishapaytas) April 13, 2020
Needless to say, people are reacting exactly how you would expect.
Trisha heard Freak on a Leash once, said oh my god for five whole seconds, killed a lion, made that wig, found the most popular Korn shirt on the website, got on some fish nets, and put on boots she found online, got hungry, and did that shit
— red ant (@antfuckinacid) April 14, 2020
please trisha paytas is making it harder n harder to stan korn 😔
— ᶻ (@crypt0child) April 14, 2020
i hate that shes wearing a korn shirt and platforms leave the alternative people out of this trisha
— 𝖙𝖆𝖙𝖚𝖒 🦷 𝖎𝖘 𝖘𝖊𝖊𝖎𝖓𝖌 𝖒𝖈𝖗 (@morguexXxqueen) April 14, 2020
trisha paytas said friendship ended with mcr 🚫 now korn is my best friend 🤝 https://t.co/E7z21Dg5ap
— ceo of swag says ACAB (@jetsetsinner) April 13, 2020
You can watch Paytas attempt to explain away cultural appropriation here, but it’s probably not worth your time.
Is this the last straw for Trisha Paytas? Does she actually like these bands or is she just using alternative cultures for attention? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.