At roughly 3 PM PST on July 2, 2020, Ratt Frontman Stephen Pearcy via his personal Twitter page posted a photo of himself with braided hair, holding a Robbin Crosby guitar while wearing a silver mirrored face mask with the caption:
“Maybe if we all wear this mask, we can all have peace. Or we can wait for the real guys to come down and straighten things out. I’m waiting for the Ass kicking”
The post was clearly meant to be funny but former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach did not see it that way and wrote the following comment on the post:
“Dude this shit is actually not funny. Please stop embarrassing yourself and all of rock and roll”
Fans who posted on the thread had mixed reactions.
Did Sebastian Bach overreact to Pearcy’s post? In a word, YES!
The funniest reply on the comment thread was from a poster going by the handle Vinella D who wrote:
“Bas is salty he doesn’t have his own Geico commercial…"
Stephen Pearcy has replied back to Sebastian Bach's comment. Pearcy used a "Middle Finger" emoji which shows that he was clearly annoyed by Sebastian's comment.
"I only apologize for things that hurt my audience, politics leave me the fuck out, don’t be starting shit. Not into it. Not for press, not for nothing. Note; If my post was so far above heads I’ll explain. ALL peoples, races, if we had the same face, no prejudice. Peace."
"If we all had the same face..would that be alien?"
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Pearcy replied back:
"Hey. Who who people. #mask or do as you please. That was an unfinished post."
"My response. I don’t give a fuck as Mr Jimi Hendrix said once, “I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s my turn to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Give a man a mask and he will tell the truth"
"Some people. Cough"
and Sebastian Bach smoothed it all over by posting:
"We just got a text from Pearcy and Kristi telling us that Stephens account got hacked and he never tweeted to unmask America. I am so happy to hear that one of my heroes and great friends is on the good team . We have got to do everything we can to get our lives back!!"
"Happy Birthday to one of my favorite frontman of all time Pearcy. Please I am begging of you to wear a mask like everybody else so I can say happy birthday to you again on this day a year from now"
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