KoRn Discrimination

Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 3:27 PM

How do you feel when people criticize your taste in Listening to Korn? It seems Korn (band) gets bashed frequently for some of these reasons:

- Metal fans dislike them cause they're not Metal enough
- Hip-Hop fans dislike them cause they're not Hip-hop enough
- The term Mallcore freqently used..
- or they use the excuse that they are for teenagers to listen to..!?

its fucking annoying. Korn is here to stay, I don't see myself not stopping anytime soon from listening to them (im 23)

What are your feelings on Korn bashing?? and where do you think all the hate came from..?
It feels like something...no, it's nothing

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  1. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:04 AM

    its called nu metal, a perfect in between. Created by korn and for korn and only korn. they are the only 1s that fit the description.

  2. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    Well if Korn lyrics teaches fans anything it is to be yourself and not care what people think. SO it doesn't matter when people talk shit. What I find way more annoying is people who show up at their shows who aren't even fans, just want to get drunk be in a most pit. They are rude, looking for fights, and talk during the performance. One dude seriously told me to "shut the fuck up" for singing along to a song while he was talking to his friend. There seems to be a lot more of these people at Korn shows than there used to be.

  3. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    What I find way more annoying is people who show up at their shows who aren't even fans, just want to get drunk be in a most pit. They are rude, looking for fights, and talk during the performance.

    This +100000

    Last night at Roseland the real Korn fans were at the M&G. Just like u said on the floor it was all these mooks who just wanna get wasted, mosh and cause a fucking scene. Same as metallica shows. They just wanna do the same thing when "real" fans want to enjoy the music and see them with out some asshole drunk in front of them slamming into them. Hell last night this guy behind me was verbally torturing his girl to the point she was gonna cry. Like why have relationship drama at a fucking show. Take it outside. I had all my signed shit in this little carry bag and some rube spilled beer on the top of it. got lucky and it did not leak in.

    Then again (No offense anyone) you get the as we say in the boroughs....the "Bridge and Tunnel" crowd. But the trashiest ones.

    Luckily Sunday I got a seat stage left in line with the stage so I can enjoy it more then.
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  4. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 9:04 AM

    Korn complete changed music when they emerged in the 90s. They do not fit any genre so the term " rap metal or nu metal" was created for them. Other bands and artists to this day still emulate their style and sound regardless. To me they are like the Lil Wayne ( who is a friend of the band) of hip hop. His style is always imitated but, no one can tear it up like he can. The same goes for Korn.

    People talk crap about Korn to me all the time. I just roll my eyes because these are the same people buying up all the tickets to the shows standing there dumbfounded when a song is played like Proud .
    Does it make me bad??

  5. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 1:00 AM

    I feel numb to it. I listen to what I want to listen to, not what someone else tells me to listen to or what may be the flavor of the week. I can make up my own mind.

    Let them bash, it is a waste of time to try and talk sense to someone who downs another because of their creativity. It's ironic, usually people who are bashing do not have one creative bone in their body.

    the hate is coming from jealousy and envy. to listen to them bash is beyond insanity, they are fools if they think I will listen to what they want me to listen to, like I said, I can make up my own mind on what I love or dislike. Having someone try to tell me what to love or not like is ridiculous.

  6. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 10:42 AM

    it annoys the shit out of me
    so all i tell them is
    "why do you care what i listen to anyways"
    KornHivGurl

  7. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    I have been listening to Korn for half my life. No joke. And I have been hearing people talk down aboot Korn for just as long. None of my closest friends are into Korn, and if they ever were, it was just to humor me, I think. I used to get defensive and try and justifly my love of Korn, like I would any family member or friend.
    Anyhoo, for as long as there has been Korn, there has been Korn haters, and the same goes for any band. No one seems to be universally loved (except for Wyld Stallyns), but us Korn fans can smile because its like we know something that the rest of the world doesn't know.

  8. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:37 AM

    Korn is a band where, for many people, the listening value comes from emotional attachment.

    For that emotional attachment to happen, one needs to accept some facts about the band; that they do not pride themselves on virtuosity, that the lyrics are fairly childish, that they do not always take themselves seriously, etc.

    Lack of acceptance of said characteristics, the rejection of the band's imperfections rather than enjoyment of them, results in scorn. I myself still can't enjoy most of Korn's lyrics simply becasue I find them to be simplistic and clumsy for the most part.

    Having said that, for many people Korn is a gateway band to a certain type of sound, and it becomes that band at a young and vulnerable point in their lives. Then their tastes mature, develop, change, and they leave behind the part of their lives where they needed and craved Korn's sound and influence. Korn becomes a source of shame, a reminder of a young past self that the person doesn't like looking back on. Hence, 'Yeah, I thought ST was cool... when I was in middle school.'. Nu metal is dead, and Korn was its figurehead, whether it liked it or not.



    And there is, of course, the plethora of people who quite simply dislike them.
    ...

  9. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:06 AM

    Is this the wrong thread to state I think Korn suck balls?

  10. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM

    les guste o no,KoЯn es metal,y no entiendo por que tanto rollo,solo es una banda normal,cualquier otra banda puede aser lo que KoЯn no igual,pero a su estilo,la verdad,solo molestan por que no quieren aser algo de sus vidas o simplemente son unos trolls de los cojones XD LOOOOOOOL no ya,que simples,todas o la mayoria de las canciones de korn son muy buenas,como ball tounge,blind,need to,clown,twist,y mejor aqui paro por que me aburrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrro.

  11. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    I'm about to shed some light on this whole situation- STANDBY

    I used to be a die hard PUBLIC ENEMY fan (hip hop) and I was attracted to their delivery, powerful lyrics and the HARD bass in their beats. I was all about the underground hip hop artist and lyrics were everything to me. I would listen to underground radio stations and only watch underground music video shows. I hated mainstream hip hop.

    One special day, a ray of light shined down on my television as I was pouring a drink. I started to drink my juice when my heart started to beat to the sound of this bass I heard coming from the television. I followed the sound and fell to my knees at the sight of this sexy white guy with dreadlocks and a oversize Adidas track suit on. lol Just kidding, it was something like that...

    I went to get a drink and when I came back to my television, the video for BLIND was on and I was immediately blown away. Since then EVERY album has taken me on a journey that I don't want to end.

    Korn has never been hated with in the hip hop community because the attitude is there, the delivery is there and the style is there! Korn is respected by the hip hop community that's why they had Rappers in their early music and videos. The current hip hop scene is heavily influenced by rock music and style. Korn is forever baby! and people hate to love them!


    Keep Bangin!

  12. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 9:27 AM

    As for the other haters,

    They were too young to know who Korn was back in the 90s and now that they are old enough to go to shows they want to see what they've been missing all of these years. The other haters "used to be a fan" have what I like to call "Peter Pan Syndrome" they don't want to GROW THE FUCK UP!!




    Keep Bangin!

  13. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    I contest that the reason I'm no long a fan is because I have grown the fuck up. I no longer have to vicariously address my emotions through others, especially not at the level of immaturity contained in your average Korn lyric.

  14. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    misanthrope wrote:
    Is this the wrong thread to state I think Korn suck balls?


    Wow! I have been mystified, KoRn has rocked my world hard, the love I have for Jonathan alone has perplexed me, I am drawn to this man, you gave the answer! I SUCK FUCKING BALLS TOO! koRn and I are not unevenly yoked-gosh I need to go celebrate I am not perplexed any longer.

    I LOVE YOU JONATHAN/KORN!
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  15. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    kfan78 wrote:
    As for the other haters,

    They were too young to know who Korn was back in the 90s and now that they are old enough to go to shows they want to see what they've been missing all of these years. The other haters "used to be a fan" have what I like to call "Peter Pan Syndrome" they don't want to GROW THE FUCK UP!!

    Keep Bangin!



    I have never been a hater. When I seen KoRn back in the 90's, opening band for Ozzy, I was so flipping high out of my mind. Meth only allows you to be focused on what you desire (or least this was my experience when I was using). I was so geared towards Ozzy, but one thing I do remember, the energy, the energy KoRn put off-fans were reflecting it. . I cannot wait to see them again! (You are right I did miss a lot, not because of hate, I have not been in my right mind-I am now, I found home). *sniff, sniff*

    Is that what NO. has Peter Pan Syndrome? If so GROW UP AND GO FIND ANOTHER PLAY GROUND!



    "Men are not the only ones who love Hummers"

    I love you Kashmir!

  16. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 3:47 AM

    Wind Dancer wrote:
    Is that what NO. has Peter Pan Syndrome? If so GROW UP AND GO FIND ANOTHER PLAY GROUND!


    Reading comprehension is not your strong point, is it?

  17. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM

    misanthrope wrote:
    Wind Dancer wrote:
    Is that what NO. has Peter Pan Syndrome? If so GROW UP AND GO FIND ANOTHER PLAY GROUND!


    Reading comprehension is not your strong point, is it?



    Nope, especially, when I had far too many drink. YIKES!

    "Men are not the only ones who love Hummers"

    I love you Kashmir!

  18. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 2:01 PM

    Wow! I didn't know that people think that only kids listen to Korn. I'm surprised. To be honest, no one ever gave a shit about the fact that I listen to Korn. Except from my parents, but that's a different story.

    If someone would try to talk bullshit about Korn I would get really angry. I understand people are entitled to their own opinions, but then again, I don't give a fuck. I mind my own business, so why can't they do the same?
    "Become good at cheating and you never need to become good at anything."

  19. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    So basically you're saying that people are entitled to their opinions so long as they don't express them, especially if they disagree with your own? But if you don't give a fuck then surely you don't care what people's opinions on Korn are, let alone "get angry" about it.

  20. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 6:36 PM

    Those reasons you listed Anomaly, come from a really shallow place. For example, to dislike Korn simply bc they're not metal enough is retarded. Its like "uh...so what, whats ur point?...they have their own unique sound goin on that's creative and innovative - thank god they dont sound like Saliva or someshit (or like all the really metal bands). I think its hard for the rigid or shallow metal fan to appreciate what Korn is doing with their sound. For the excuse that they are for teenagers to listen to sounds a bit ignorant. Anyone, at any age, can and do listen to Korn bc they want to, for whatever reason. And, I agree, Korn is here to stay. They have many fans of all ages and always will. To all the Korn Bashers who say Korn aren't metal/hiphop enough-mallcore-teenager bs excuse I say just STFU (before I slap u) and get up!! lol : p BC your reasons are RETARDED!
    How many people out there like to FUCK!!!

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