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

    Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Abdul Alhazred wrote:
    While I admit that I'm not fully clear on what Misanthrope's motivations for being part of this site are, it is important that any fansite has people who are critical of the band in question. Full consensus on the validity of culture is a stale condition and, frankly, a more analytical perspective from this community wouldn't go amiss.

    Nail. Head.

    If you sit and talk to 10 people who agree with you then you learn nothing. If you talk to one person who disagrees you learn something. But hey, nothing stopping everyone from enjoying their Korn fanboy circle jerk despite my presence.

  2. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    ballocks to all the bashers,ive listen to korn from day one and yes they have moved with the times,thats ok,and for people to say they not metal,there metal enough for me and i love they new stuff,i seen them in belfast a few weeks ago,and ray was bashing the crap out of the drum kit,the others were ripping it up on the stay and jd as always was rockin the fuckin place out,the place was packed to the rafters and everyone had as far as i could tell a great time ,and if the dress code that night was anything to go by it was all metal/rock fans at the gig,theres diffrent levels of metal,at the end of the day its all fuckin metal.keep on rockin korn,and fuck the rest.
    if its dark and heavy , bring it on,metal forever

  3. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 2:59 PM

  4. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 3:36 PM

    LOL! I get a kick out of u Misanthrope
    How many people out there like to FUCK!!!

  5. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    Anybody who bashes Korn for being too "hip-hop" obviously hasn't listen to them. That's the number one excuse I see. They see that Korn is labeled as nu-metal, which by definition says it has hip-hop elements in it, so they think of Korn as rap metal or something. Yes, Korn does have a few songs (out of over a hundred) that have rap/hip-hop. But let's get this straight, Korn is a METAL band, not rap/hip-hop. They're just as metal as Metallica, Slayer, or any other metal band.

    To me the whole nu-metal genre never made any sense. As I said earlier, nu-metal by definition has hip-hop elements. And Korn's debut album is considered the most pure form of nu-metal, yet where's the hip-hop in that? It's metal, 100% metal. To me, Korn has always been their own genre of metal.

  6. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Tue, May 1, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    well said,straight to the point ,i like it.
    if its dark and heavy , bring it on,metal forever

  7. RE: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, May 4, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    KoRn is everything music SHOULD be, emotionally charged, fun to listen to, identifiable, I don't care how old you are you can't discriminate without making yourself look like a total idiot. I'm 25 and I've been there since the beginning they'll always be here because they're here for US their fans. It doesn't really matter what anyone has to say about it. I just recently attended a show and the place was PACKED with dubsteppers. I didn't mind because they were enjoying the same band I'm enjoying. so FTW and all the haters.

  8. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Mon, May 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM

    honestly.. i don´t think they´re that hip hop style you say...not even rap or whatever.. and i have that kind of people in my schooll, you know what i teell them?? FUCK YOU dont criticize tastes, KoRn are metal (or BLIND, COUNTING ON ME... is pop music??) wghen they say that kinf of things you should say to them to listen to the album "take a look in the mirror" it is fuckin heavy

  9. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Wed, May 16, 2012 at 4:01 PM

    Most intelligent people don't care whether or not someone else loves the music they do. I don't get tired of the bashing by legitimate people who are really not fans of the music. Their choice is like mine. I love what I love and nobody can tell me otherwise unless I'm a total idiot.

    KoRn being only for teenagers is ludicrous. Music is for the very soul that can relate to and enjoy the music they put into their ears. Regardless of age, sex, race, etc. I let my children listen to KoRn while I was raising them. OMG!! Yes. I did. I'm not ashamed of the music I listen to. They love KoRn and it was of their very own choice. Thank God for free will!!!

    "Sometimes, I hate, the life, I made
    everything's wrong every time"

  10. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Thu, May 17, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    that shit gets on mah nerves ppl at mah school used to do it to me, theyr probly still gunna i jus want them to leave me alone about it >:(

  11. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, May 18, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    Haha i just listen to KoRn cus theyre amazing!!

  12. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, May 18, 2012 at 10:32 AM

    I don't care if people dislike something I listen to. I'm not looking for anybody's approval.

  13. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 2:14 AM

    A lot of the Korn bashing is because Korn is very different from both metal and hip-hop, although they are a mix of them both. Nu-metal is something different and people of both those genres (Metal, hip-hop) are not use to it or do not want to give it a chance. Some just don't like the idea of the two being mixed. I for one love Korn over everything.

  14. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 10:49 AM

    KoRn is the best i ever seen!!!
    KoRn will never die!!!

  15. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Mon, Jun 4, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Had an arguement yesterday over this. Metal concerts= can't hear anything the singer sings, just a bunch of load, crap. Had to walk out. Hip-hop concert=Everyone on stage raps. Can hardly tell who the realy guy is. Too many people out there just yelling.

    Now a Korn experience (not a concert, an experience cuz its mind blowing) is best of both worlds and an experience without the crap of both Metal and Hip-Hop.

    After watching and showing others JD's interview about the Path of Totality album, it changes minds on why and how Korn went about separating themselves from the rest of the pack. Again others need to recognize artists at work.

  16. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Thu, Jun 21, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Not many people like Korn, because there ARE better bands. But hey, i still like early Korn anyway...

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    Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Fri, Jul 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I could careless who criticizes what bands I like. I'm not bothered by other people and their (mostly ignorant and judgmental) opinions.

    I don't think anyone else should either. The people who come on these Korn forums (where fans should be) to talk shit about a band they don't even like are much more annoying and pretty amusing I might say.

  18. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    Fuck people who judge you by what music you listen to. Thats just shallow and retarded. In the end, every band is going to have haters anyways, and haters are just pure stupid.

    Take for example, Limp Bizkit. Their hated like fuck. Why? because metal fans don't like the rapping element and rap fans don't like the heavy element. Fuck the haters.
    I catch,
    I sniff,
    The feather.

  19. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Sun, Jul 15, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    People love to trash what they don't get or understand, unfortunately it is a part of human nature, when really we should embrace our differences cause if everyone liked all the same stuff and did the same things the world would be a pretty boring place. I'm almost 36 and love Korn (always will even when I'm 80), their level of creativity and talent is truely both amazing and genius!

  20. Re: KoRn Discrimination

    Tue, Jul 17, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Its louder and more difficult to understand. If you like it, you like it. If you don't, you don't understand what it does for those who do.
    Katie Pohl