I was minding my own business on Tumblr, when I came across a cross-post from record label A389’s Instagram onto their Tumblr.
I was only half-interested but I couldn’t help but to be interested when I read the words ‘transgender’, ‘transphobe’ and ‘black lives matter’ amongst others.
The first thing I did was to email the band. I found out first of all that despite Absolute Punk’s initial reporting, the band member in question was Jeff Beckman and not Chris Logan.
I followed up by asking Chris a few questions: “Did Jeff know that the audience member was a woman when he called her a ‘dude’ and ‘him’. And doesn’t it seem ironic, when talking about excessive violence and force to threaten to ‘fucking kill’ someone?”
Chris’s response was short and to the point: “No of course he didn’t know it was a woman. I guess it could go two ways since the song is about killing cops. I really have nothing more to add to this. The damage is done.”
It’s important to back up though, as Absolutepunk provided not only a transcript, but a video.
The conversation-turned-confrontation starts at 3:45
Get the rest of the story, including a transcript of the conversation here.