Foster the People front man preaches on guns: 'Wild West mentality was over 100 years ago' and stuff

It was over 100 years ago and stuff. Just like that pesky old Constitution!

Ah, the sanctimony! As Twitchy reported, this isn’t the first time Foster the People’s front man has taken to Twitter to preach. Earlier this year, he begged Obama to “fight NRA bullies.” As we mentioned  then, this is quite ironic considering the fact that Foster the People were made famous by their debut single, which was about a sociopathic teen fantasizing about … a gun massacre.

He continues preaching.

Kind of like sticking your head in the sand and pretending that there is no evil? And that men, and women, use firearms to protect themselves from attackers? But, whatever! They can just ask their attacker to “evolve,” evidently.

Preaching after profiting off a song about a gun massacre fantasy. The song, by the way, has been kicked out of rotation on some radio stations.

And what about the utter hypocrisy?

Bingo. You want common sense? Then stop the sanctimonious feel-good nonsense not based in reality.

This Twitter user sums all such “arguments” up.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UMXCIHDP7A4HD6PJALFKESLLWU Max

    He wants to foster the people into the Age of the Manboob.

  • traffic_robot

    Did he write that out in his journal first, along with all of his other deep thoughts?

  • kate_middleton

    What a hypocrite.
    I kind of liked that song until I listened to the lyrics. It’s catchy – but I couldn’t stand it after that. Not appropriate at all to sing about a school shooting. And absurd to then preach against exactly that.

  • NCRelite

    yet another dopey ‘artist’ with an opinion and a soapbox. “i write music therefore you should listen to my opinions on stuff outside my realm of expertise”

    • v1cious

      I’m sorry they can’t all be as talented as Toby Keith.

  • rambo jones

    lol, yet another Libtard with not an ounce of common sense. they truly are mentally challenged.

  • John Titus

    What a child and obvious hypocrite. This kid doesn’t have the intellectual maturity and firm grasp of reality that it takes to approach these very complicated and adult situations.

    I find it funny that these “evil” guns were the same tools that paved the way for this ignorant kid to spout his nonsense and protect his freedom to run around playing rock n’ roll.

  • carla5731

    I know several people who have concealed carry permits and none of them exhibit a “cowboy” mentality. They are thoughtful and responsible, and they stress that even though they might be armed, a gun is not a solution in every situation where a crime is being committed.

    I’m so tired of people who think that all gun owners are running through the streets like Yosemite Sam. That behavior is not common and is usually associated with three types of people: criminals, the mentally ill and David Letterman back when he had a drinking problem.

  • timmy2001

    Guns don’t kill people, people with mustaches kill people!

    • MoxieLouise

      And spurs!

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Wait a minute! Does this mean I have to shave, or start killing people?

  • FredSavage

    There will never be a “great society”. Until one half of the planet desposes of the other half, there will never be a utopia. And even then there will still be two halves to the whole. You can’t get rid of evil. You pretty much have to learn how to live with it. Evil is basically someone else’s response to what you would call good. Quit caring about it and just play your hipster music.

  • Jack Deth

    This snot nosed punk needs his Bottle, Teddy Bear, Ritalin and Blankie much more than an open forum to disseminate such ridiculously vapid and overwhelming ignorance!

  • dkhilly

    Does he really think we don’t have cowboys anymore? Yep, we still have plenty in the west. As far as the cowboys who need gun protection, talk to the ones fighting off cyotes from their herd, or even better, talk to the ones fighting off drug cartels near our border.

    • MoxieLouise

      Maybe he can write a song about cowboys now. He seems to think all cowboys are just like Billy the Kid.

  • orringtonmom (D)

    “all the other kids with the pumped up kicks, better run, better run faster than my bullet”
    ‘pumped up kicks’ by foster the people

    if glenn beck sang a song like this to be ironic, libtards would pop blood vessels in their heads.

  • Citizen0000

    I’m surprised he didn’t say the song was “anti-gun” or a metaphor like Nirvana did about “rape me”

    That’s the catchy song I turn off because it makes me think of glorifying acts like Columbine. Sorry buddy, reality is calling and wants your credibility back.

  • Tequila

    Remind me, how many mass shootings did we have at schools in the wild west days? I’ll wait while you research it.

  • Silenttype78

    Hmmm.
    Ok.
    I loved pretty much everything on Torches….
    The guy that looks like Tim Tebow is a smoke show,and honestly the only reason I peeped their videos on YouTube.
    My advice…for what it is worth- less talking and more looking hot.

    • Tootie MCGee

      Jacob Fink? Isn’t he married to Rebecca St. James (famous Christian singer)?

      • Silenttype78

        Hmm…no idea??
        Just liked looking at him.

  • Michael Rice

    We have moved on from the Wild West, that is why these massacres happen. In the Wild West, kids carried guns to school. Now schools are gun free zones…hmmmm

  • tsluf273

    See, I wouldn’t pull Foster the People’s song over the front man’s anti-gun sanctimony. I’d do it because it’s friggin’ awful.

  • Lauren

    Whenever I hear that song I get sick to my stomach. You know how many youth we meet, as youth pastors, who are humming this tune? They are singing “BETTER RUN OUTRUN MY GUN”.
    There are NO WORDS for the absurdity.

  • grais

    Okay, so who is this silly kid?

  • $1014973

    I’m starting to think this is the one issue where Hollywood and the non-country music idiots actually go too far.

  • Christopher Calandro

    The irony. It burns.

  • Dale McNamee

    Who are these “people” ? Never heard of them or their “music” before…

  • Howzah123

    Soo sick and tired of actors and musicians dictating to us how they think we should live our lives …..

  • Howzah123

    Soo sick and tired of actors and musicians dictating to us how they think we should live our lives …..

  • http://twitter.com/amazaxx mama theis.

    Foster the People wrote a song about shooting up a school and they have the audacity to comment on gun control?

    • JimmyJusticeUSA

      It was wrote ironically with an upbeat tune to show how that type of violence in media is glorified.

      from wiki “He wrote the lyrics in order to “bring awareness” to the issue of gun violence amongst youth, which he feels is an epidemic perpetuated by “lack of family, lack of love, and isolation”

    • JimmyJusticeUSA

      It was wrote ironically with an upbeat tune to show how that type of violence in media is glorified.

      from wiki “He wrote the lyrics in order to “bring awareness” to the issue of gun violence amongst youth, which he feels is an epidemic perpetuated by “lack of family, lack of love, and isolation”

  • http://twitter.com/amazaxx mama theis.

    Foster the People wrote a song about shooting up a school and they have the audacity to comment on gun control?

  • Dawn

    Ah, another product of Bay Village HS. They must be so proud.

  • TDS

    Kind of sad that someone who is only famous because they wrote a song about school shootings thinks that THAT makes them an expert on the subject…

  • $7610427

    “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
    You better run, better run, outrun my gun.
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
    You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”

    Your freakin’ song was so creepy that I turned off the radio every time it came on and I wouldn’t allow my son to listen to it. I am a member of the NRA! YOU are a HYPOCRITE!!!

  • $7610427

    “All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
    You better run, better run, outrun my gun.
    All the other kids with the pumped up kicks,
    You better run, better run, faster than my bullet.”

    Your freakin’ song was so creepy that I turned off the radio every time it came on and I wouldn’t allow my son to listen to it. I am a member of the NRA! YOU are a HYPOCRITE!!!

  • Nonya

    Sounds as if he promoted the gun-toting wild westerners, yet doesn’t want armed law abiding citizens. Of those which are permit holders and requires a background criminal history check.

  • Nonya

    Sounds as if he promoted the gun-toting wild westerners, yet doesn’t want armed law abiding citizens. Of those which are permit holders and requires a background criminal history check.

  • Red Fred

    Wow. After their song “Pumped Up Kicks” describing a kid planning on killing his school mates, I really think that this group should stop drawing attention to themselves and accept the responsibility that their music could highly influence people with social/mental issues to focus on the unimaginable.

  • Eric

    The song he wrote was not in support of gun violence, I’m sure even Twitchy’s fans can figure that one out. With that knowledge, it doesn’t seem so out of place that a man who wrote a song about gun violence in schools, would have some things to say about, well, gun violence in schools.

    • Bill Clinton

      Thats right. They are just reflecting society not influencing it. Unless of course something good happens from a song and then YES they are influencing and ready to take credit.

  • John Fowler

    I like how they always mention the Wild West, especially since there was less crime per capita then than in most modern cities.