When you have literally been around the world, it really makes you look like an idiot when you are the guitarist for this A- list alt rock band and tell everyone the world is flat.
Stephen Carpenter apologises for the “insensitive” way he stated his flat Earth, anti-vaccination views
Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter caused a stir last week when he stated: “If you think you live on a spinning, flying space ball, you’re in a cult.” Alongside his belief in a flat earth, he also asserted that he thought there has “never been one single vaccine that’s ever worked, ever”, and that the current global pandemic is a work of “mental trickery.”
He has since addressed the backlash to his comments with his appearance on The Dr Greenthumb Podcast, where he apologised for the way he presented his opinions. He asserted that he only wanted to “inspire” people to take an “alternative perspective” – and he shared his views from a place of love.
“In regards to this story, you know, I want to say this, I made some people… you know, people got a little aggravated [and] feel like I was insensitive,” he said. “I want to say, hey you know, I never had the intent to upset anybody in any way with my opinions. But I was just giving my opinions. And for all those who’ve experienced it in any way, it’s not to upset or offend you in any way with my opinion. But I did you know, and some were… they were ruffled.
“So I say to all you who were ruffled about in any way, you know, it’s only love you know, it’s always about love. I would never want to see anybody… In fact, that’s the reason why I give my opinion. Hopefully it can inspire you into something else, you know, at least for an alternative perspective. But not to offend you know, all my love, sorry. Apologies.”
While Carpenter apologised for the way he presented his views, it seems he stopped short of addressing the theories themselves. Safe to say, a guitar magazine probably shouldn’t be where you get this information – but science’s general consensus is the earth is not flat and vaccines do indeed prevent certain diseases. – Source
Read more on these