He’s not gonna take it, no, he’s not gonna take it.
Twister Sister frontman Dee Snider has had it with people “folding” to cancel culture — weeks after he drew the ire of trans activists for agreeing with another iconic rocker’s criticism about pushing gender ideology on kids.
“You don’t have to cave, you don’t have to apologize if you did nothing wrong,” the 68-year-old Long Island native told Fox News Digital Saturday. “If you did something wrong, you know? If you did something wrong, you raped a woman, yeah, you gotta do more than apologize, but at the same time, that’s not something you stand strong about.
“But if you have a position and a belief and people come at you for it, everybody is folding!”
Last month, Snider agreed with Kiss’ Paul Stanley’s stance on youths undergoing sex reassignment surgery.
“There is a BIG difference between teaching acceptance and normalizing and even encouraging participation in a lifestyle that confuses young children into questioning their sexual identification as though some sort of game and then parents in some cases allow it,” Stanley tweeted.
“There ARE individuals who as adults may decide reassignment is their needed choice but turning this into a game or parents normalizing it as some sort of natural alternative or believing that because a little boy likes to play dress up in his sister’s clothes or a girl in her brother’s, we should lead them steps further down a path that’s far from the innocence of what they are doing,” Stanley added.
Snider, ordinarily a staunch supporter of left-wing politics, commented, “well said.” Like Stanley and Kiss, he and Twisted Sister were almost as well-known for their makeup, hair and outlandish costumes as for their music back in their prime.
“You know what? There was a time where I ‘felt pretty’ too. Glad my parents didn’t jump to any rash conclusions! Well said, @PaulStanleyLive,” Snider tweeted.
The backlash was swift and led to the San Francisco Pride festival nixing Twisted Sister’s defiant smash hit, “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” as its official anthem and Snider’s scheduled performance.
“Ultimately SF Pride and Dee have mutually agreed to part ways,” the “heartbroken and angry” festival said in a statement, which also described Stanley’s remarks as “transphobic.”
Stanley later apologized after his own brush with outrage. “While my thoughts were clear, my words were clearly not,” he tweeted.
“Most importantly and above all else, I support those struggling with their sexual identity while enduring constant hostility and those whose path leads them to reassignment surgery. It’s hard to fathom the kind of conviction that one must feel to take those steps.”
Snider took issue with his fellow rock star’s apology, saying, “he didn’t say anything wrong. You know, and he took back his words, and I won’t do it.
“I wasn’t kidding when I wrote, ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It.’ I wasn’t kidding. I’m that guy and I will always be that guy.”