Sebastian Bach Clarifies His “Internet Joke” in the Current Revolver
Sebastian Bach has released a statement clarifying a joke he made in the current issue of Revolver magazine, available here and on newsstands everywhere. In the issue, he blames the internet for making it possible for anyone to say anything about who he slept with, saying that his wife read these things and became disillusioned with him leading to his divorce. He later joked that it takes a strong woman to date a rock and roller “or at least a woman who doesn’t know how to use a computer.” Read what he has to say below.
You have recently partly blamed the Internet for the demise of your marriage. Do you think it’s even harder than before to be a rock star in the Internet age because of all the rumors that get emphasized?
I’d like to kind of clarify what I meant by that.Nobody was responsible for the demise of my marriage except me. I was the one responsible, not the Internet. Sometimes I say things in interviews because I’m trying to make you laugh, or trying to be funny. But some things aren’t funny. When I said it takes a strong girl to be with a rock’n’roller, or a girl who can’t work a computer, I was trying to make a joke. But it’s actually not a joke, and it’s not funny. If I’m with a girl and she’s with me, just because I’m on the road doesn’t mean I have any right to do whatever I want to do. I would like to apologize to my ex-wife for saying that, and also to my current girlfriend for saying really stupid shit sometimes that I think is funny, and it’s not. When I read it in print, it doesn’t come across the same as I was saying it, out of my mouth. If I cheat on the one I love, it’s not the Internet’s fault, it’s my fault. I shouldn’t have said that, and I should own up to being a jerk. That’s reality. I shouldn’t blame others for the things I do, I should take responsibility for what I do. That’s the truth.”
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