Twisted Sister Lead Singer Blasts Anti-Maskers After They Used His Song for Bonkers Protest at Target
On Tuesday the group ReOpen South Florida staged an anti-mask protest at a Target store at Coral Ridge Mall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Once inside the store, the participants—who wore clothing emblazoned with the MAGA slogan of President Donald Trump—removed their masks, yelled at other shoppers and blared the anti-establishment anthem "We're Not Gonna Take It."
The song, written by Dee Snider, was made famous in 1984 by hair metal band Twisted Sister. Snider, the band's lead singer, had a clear message for ReOpen South Florida after he heard the news of their protest.
Sharing a video of the group's invasion of the store, Snider tweeted:
"No...these selfish a**holes do not have my permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause. #cutthesh*t"
People on social media had little patience with the group harassing store employees and other shoppers.
Regardless of mask or no mask, this group is causing a public disturbance on private property. I'm sure the employees at this Target appreciate their outburst. Stupid is what stupid does, I gather.
— Stone/Metal Odyssey (@metalodyssey) September 16, 2020
IDIOTS........Thats something to really fight for and go against!!?! It all made sense when the one skippy walked passed and is wearing the red look at me im a trump chump hat. Tell them Dee...i personally would like to take them all too STRANGELAND!!!!!! CHEERS...
— Matthew (@PappyChew75) September 16, 2020
Of course, there were a few respondents who disagreed with Snider.
Wait what!?!? isn't that exactly what your song is talking about?
I find it hilarious that so many sheeple are still drinking the kool-aid when science has proven masks are WORTHLESS when it comes to protecting aginst this or any other virus...
— Lindsay Duneske (@DuneskeLindsay) September 17, 2020
Well it's about time. And until the rest of humanity wakes up to the New world orders agenda of depopulation through the Rockefellers, Rothschild's, and the other luciferian puppets trying to usher in their demonic agenda then know one will understand this Scamdemic.
— danny toman (@dannytoman3) September 17, 2020
Most people were not on that particular train however.
It genuinely upsets and concerns me that people can be so ignorant and have such disregard for other people. These are the kinds of people that followed Trump when he advised we all flush ourselves out with disinfectant...
— Kyrie-dee (@xxpinkyponkxx) September 16, 2020
Think of it this way: Let them take off their masks and if they get the virus chances are they will never use your song for anything again.
— Geert (@Wishmaster3891) September 16, 2020
They should have to bury the people that have died from covid
— Michael (@Michael47198999) September 16, 2020
Another superspreader event. These fools are going to get everything shut down again. Are anti maskers now the same as antivaxxers ?
— Ezraz Jones (@Ezrazmus) September 16, 2020
People who don't wear a mask, should be denied any sort of healthcare or ER visit, there's no excuse not to wear one!
— Craig Reeves (@CraigRe66757903) September 16, 2020
I stand with you brother because if we don't think of others now there will be no one left later to carry on if there selfish people get their way
— NORMAN BRADEN (@normbrad6642) September 16, 2020
Broward County was equally unimpressed with ReOpen South Florida's latest stunt. The Target store was fined for not enforcing the mask requirement currently in effect.
Citations were also mailed to the participants in the stunt.
Broward County spokeswoman Margaret Stapleton said three people from the video were identified. They were each mailed $100 citations for failing to wear masks.
"Any additional participants from the video that are able to be identified will also receive $100 citations in the mail."