Slash says he supports the #MeToo movement, but is concerned about ‘false accusations’. The guitar hero has opened up about his thoughts on the movement in a new interview. He says he fully supports it and what it represents but is wary of the risk of destroying people’s reputations.
Slash was speaking to Classic Rock magazine when he discussed the.#MeToo movement which has altered attitudes towards sexual misconduct, “I think the #MeToo movement is definitely justified – it’s actually way overdue,” Slash added that it was complicated “in the context of being in a fu**ing rock and roll band.”
He also said that the cultural change had encouraged him to reflect on his own behaviour and re-evaluate it. “Fortunately, I’m taken, so I’m not dealing with all that, but I have to admit there were times I looked into my past.” Slash pauses, then speaking to himself says, “Well that was consensual.”
The GNR legend continued to assert that false claims could cause harm to the people accused even if they were proven to be innocent in the future. “The problem is that you could be falsely accused of something, but it almost doesn’t matter – it’s out there. Even if you were to get your name cleared, the damage is already done. And that’s pretty sad.”
Meanwhile, Slash spoke of the likelihood of another Guns album in the future, in another interview earlier this summer. Appearing on Eddie Trunk’s Trunk Nation show, the guitarist said: “It’s been talked about. I think everybody wants to do it, and we’ll just see what happens. We’ve been busy doing this running around the planet.”
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