“Apologies if I came off like an ass yesterday,” wrote the Neck Deep’s frontman the following day

March 10, 2017

Neck Deep’s singer Ben Barlow just wanted to wish ladies a great Women’s Day on March 8, when he wrote: “Happy international women’s day! Shout out to the feminists who don’t just hate men. Treat yoself!” However, he didn’t expect his tweet would face a lot of criticism, which is why his following (now deleted) tweet read:

“Everyone calm down. I was wishing everyone a happy women’s day. Was making the point that REAL feminism is a good thing. Is that okay or?” And: “If you’re triggered then have fun dealing with all that unnecessary anger! For the rational people, seriously, happy Women’s day.”

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As the tweets caused a lot of controversy, Barlow deleted both of them afterwards. His only tweets left from March 8 are the following:

The Neck Deep singer then took to Twitter again to apologize if he had offended anyone:

“Apologies if I came off like an ass yesterday,” he wrote. “I can understand it was a little insensitive, and a badly timed and worded goof.”

But the vocalist underlines he means what he said earlier: “You can’t preach love and equality then immediately SLAM someone the second their views don’t perfectly align with yours. It’s a massive contradiction and only cheapens the point you’re trying to prove. It’s a much bigger problem than me making a dumb tweet.”

Read the chain of his latest tweets below and tell us whether you share Barlow’s vision on feminism. Join AlteRock Facebook and Twitter to stay tuned for rock and metal news.

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