Disturbed Lead Singer David Draiman Sends a Strong Message to Taylor Swift Haters
It’s no secret Taylor Swift became even more of a massive superstar over the past year, eliciting passionate opinions from fans and naysayers alike. However, during a recent Disturbed concert, lead singer David Draiman sent a strong message to Swift’s haters—and the entire exchange was caught on camera.
During a Jan. 19 concert in Peoria, Ill., Draiman brought two dads and their 12-year-old daughters onstage for a special moment shared via TikTok.
“So I take it that you came to the Disturbed concert, as opposed to the Taylor Swift concert, means that your parents are raising you on rock and roll,” he said to the girls. “Hey, don’t forget: Taylor Swift still kicks a—.”
When some audience members booed, Draiman proceeded to expertly scold the haters.
“You know what? I will stand up and applaud any pop artist that gets up on stage and sings live and plays a guitar live in front of a whole group of [F-bomb]ing thousands of girls and guys, young fans,” he said.
Draiman continued: “Don’t talk s— about Taylor Swift. She is for real. And she’s making sure that an entire generation of new music fans understand what it means to actually play music live.”
TikTok user @goddesslunalou shared a shorter version of the exchange, captioning the video, “When you go to a @disturbe concert and they’re hyping up @Taylor Swift.”
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In the comments, folks showed their support for both Disturbed and Swift. One person wrote, “@Taylor Swift these are the people that take care of your name when you’re not in the room,” along with a heart emoji.
Another TikTok user commented, “and suddenly the Swifties will stan Disturbed with their lives!”
Yet another person declared, “Taylor Swift and Disturbed is the collab I never knew I needed.”
Meanwhile, someone else shared, “Real artists and songwriters know how talented TS is. She is the most prolific songwriter since Springsteen and McCartney.”
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