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GODSMACK’s SULLY ERNA Rips Celebrities For Encouraging Medical Behaviors During Pandemic: ‘Shut Up And Entertain’ – BLABBERMOUTH.NET

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GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has taken a swipe at celebrities, including fellow musicians, who have used their high-profile voices to encourage medical behaviors, saying they should “shut up and let people live their lives.”

Erna, who recently confirmed that politics played a part in his decision to relocate GODSMACK’s headquarters to Florida — which leans Republican in presidential elections — on a part-time basis while maintaining a home in New Hampshire, discussed his views …….

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GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has taken a swipe at celebrities, including fellow musicians, who have used their high-profile voices to encourage medical behaviors, saying they should “shut up and let people live their lives.”

Erna, who recently confirmed that politics played a part in his decision to relocate GODSMACK‘s headquarters to Florida — which leans Republican in presidential elections — on a part-time basis while maintaining a home in New Hampshire, discussed his views on celebrity health campaigns in a new interview with Mindy Novotny of the Milwaukee radio station 102.9 The Hog. Speaking about the fact that star-studded vaccine endorsements have become a major part of public health messaging in the pandemic era, the 53-year-old singer/guitarist said: “I get paid to be an entertainer. That’s the position I’ve chosen. So I’ll focus on entertaining, making people smile, healing people through music. And anybody else that’s out there in a celebrity status that’s pushing people one way or the other when you have no experience as a medical expert or a politician, my advice is shut up and let people live their lives because you don’t know the consequences when you push them one way or the other. So why don’t you just do what you’re great at and entertain, because that’s what you are. That’s the position I’ve taken and that’s the position I’m gonna stand with. I’m gonna write my music, I’m gonna put on great live shows, and I’m gonna help people escape a lot of their daily problems, hopefully, that they have to face regardless.”

This past March, Erna told “The Mistress Carrie Podcast” about his move to Florida. “I’d been looking at an alternate home area for a while now. And California was kind of on my radar, just because I have a lot of friends there, my business is there, [and] I love the weather. But when all this political shit went down, it really turned me off to just the thought process and ways of being for a lot of the liberals and people that I just can’t connect with on that wavelength. So it kind of bummed me out to a point where I’m, like, well, I don’t really wanna go three thousand miles across the country to pay triple the amount of money to live in that kind of nonsense and be locked down.”

He continued: “So, yeah, corona and politics played a piece of my decision to divert to Florida. And I honestly just went down there to buy a property with a little bit of room and a decent little house, and I wanted horses. And I knew that Shannon [Larkin, GODSMACK drummer] was kind of in horse country, ’cause it’s in North Fort Myers. So I just came across this really great deal with this lady who had a 20-acre horse ranch, but she also owned …….

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