Gerard Way and Frank Iero have responded to Beck's allegation
My Chemical Romance have been slammed by right-wing US broadcaster Glenn Beck, who has labelled their single ‘Sing’ “propaganda.”
Beck, who broadcasts five days a week on Fox News, was speaking on Friday (April 29) about the song’s appearance on Glee. Watch him talking about ‘Sing’ by scrolling down and clicking below.
As well as criticising Glee for its supposed lack of moral values, Beck read out a section of the song’s lyrics and said the track was “propaganda” and “an anthem saying ‘Join us’. How can you and I possibly win against that?” He also called for parents to be vigilant in making sure their children are kept away from songs like ‘Sing’.
“I think the word Glenn Beck was looking for was ‘subversion’ not ‘propaganda’, because I don’t know what it would be considered propaganda for truth?” he wrote. “I can’t tell what he’s angrier about – the fact that it’s how I feel about the persistent sterilization of our culture or the fact that it’s on network television for everyone to hear.”
Iero was referencing Beck‘s frequent questioning of the authenticity of President Barack Obama‘s birth certificate. Beck was forced to apologise for his remarks after Obama published his birth certificate formally last week.