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- Posted on May 6th 2010 5:30PM by Jason MacNeil
The faux "feud" blew up last week after Stars announced on their Twitter account that, in protest of Arizona's controversial new immigration law, they would boycott the state until it was repealed.
When Abraham disagreed with their method of protesting the law, the media jumped all over the relatively polite debate that ensued. (Following a few snipes -- Campbell mentioning Abraham's Fox News appearances after the latter referred to Stars' political position as "inane" -- it turned into a Twitter love fest.)
"I was bowled over by the nuclear power of that technology and I hadn't used it before," Campbell tells Spinner prior to a gig at Toronto's Mod Club earlier this week.
"But I also saw the power of it during the stuff that was going on in Iran recently, about how Twitter was this massive galvanizing power in the country. That's why they shut down the Internet in Iran, because they were using it to organize rallies," he says. I saw the incredible power of that technology to get people talking about things and get people activated. So in that way it was a really cool thing for me. I really found it fascinating."
But Campbell isn't likening his band to the protesters who faced off against the Iranian government last year. In fact, he's modest about the Stars' role in the current debate.
"It's not a big deal -- we're joining a boycott, we didn't start a boycott and we know nobody gives a s--- that we're boycotting Arizona. I think what Damian said is completely true and you can choose to play there but the law is evil, that's what we agree on."
Stars are currently on a brief Canadian tour playing their forthcoming album 'The Five Ghosts' -- due out June 22 -- in its entirely as well as a series of hits voted on by fans. The band will mount a US tour in early June.