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- Posted on May 4th 2011 5:30PM by Cameron Matthews
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According to MTV, Beck apparently took issue with the band's song 'Sing' being performed on a recent episode of 'Glee.' He subsequently warned all parents that their children could be watching damaging material and that "our whole culture ... is set up for you and the values you grew up on to lose."
Beck spoke out against the pop-punk group on his show last week saying "Pay attention to the lyrics. This is propaganda ... It's an anthem saying 'Join us.' How can you and I possibly win against that?"
But it looked as if Beck didn't know that the band had re-recorded 'Sing' in order to raise money for the Red Cross' efforts in earthquake-ravaged Japan. Now lead singer Gerard Way is breaking his silence on the issue by stating from My Chemical Romance's website.
"I think the word Glenn Beck was looking for was 'subversion' not 'propaganda,' because I don't know what [the lyrics] would be considered propaganda for? Truth? Sentiment?" Way wrote. "And 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."
Beck had actually posted the incorrect song lyrics "Children that can talk about it/Living on the railways/People moving sideways" on his show, which was later corrected by Way stating that the actual lyric is "Living on the Webways," an allusion to kids on the internet.
"And railways? Is it 1863? Seen any children living on these lately instead of the Internet?" Way writes. "I'm actually shocked that no actual fact-checking was done on the lyrics. I mean, Fox is a major news channel, covering factual topics in an unbiased and intelligent ... oh wait."
Way ended his memo with yet another punk-rock zinger, stating, "To quote the man himself [Beck] –- 'You don't have to live by the standards that society has set.' I couldn't agree more."