Ronnie Radke takes on Heckler wearing a ‘F**k Ronnie Radke’ shirt
Falling in Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke isn’t one to give up, especially when disrespect is staring him in the face onstage. At the recent Blue Ridge Rock Fest, the singer spotted an audience member donning a “Fuck Ronnie Radke” shirt in the crowd and gave him a proper bandage.
“Where’s the guy with the ‘Fuck Ronnie Radke’ shirt? He saw me and then he put it down. You don’t want the fucking snake mate, I’ll kick your fucking ass. isn’t Twitter,” the singer began.
Noting that the person in the crowd was an older member of the public, he then let the person get the better of the disrespect it sends not only him but others. “I’ve got my 8-year-old daughter standing right there. Have some respect for you, us, yourself, and every other dude. It’s disrespectful,” Radke said, later adding, “You’re a motherfucker misled and you’re too old to do this shit. You should be ashamed of yourself man.
Radke then suggested to the man that he wasn’t one to get screwed over, hinting that a biker gang might take care of things if he didn’t do it himself. Then, realizing his anger was reaching fever pitch, he offered, “I’m going to therapy to control my anger towards people like this man.” Watch the footage of the incident below.
Falling in Reverse’s Ronnie Radke takes on Heckler at Blue Ridge Rock Fest
The incident caused a stir on social media, with Radke later defending his actions in a series of tweets.
“I love how there’s a whole crowd of people pointing out the virtue of how a former criminal leader singer should react on stage to someone in the front row waving a fucking ronnie radke shirt while my daughter 8-year-old sits on stage and watches,” the singer said. “If they were kids I would have ignored it but they were in their 40’s people have no idea what it’s like to be on stage and see an immediate threat to you or your family on their feet in front of you, the adrenaline is already high.”
He continued: “”Ronnie should have laughed about it. “You mean the fuck? Y’all complaining about people being too safe in music until the shit gets dangerous, then pointing out how unpredictable rockstars should be better humans and conduct themselves. Maybe you should follow your own advice with what you post online I will never bow to pressure to conform or put on a mask to present myself in a better light to a group of people I don’t know It’s who I am, you disrespect me, I’m going to dump you. It’s a real problem I have. It’s not a character, I’m shameless myself.”
Falling in Reverse wraps up its 2021 tour, with upcoming dates at Louder Than Life festival later this month in Louisville and Welcome to Rockville in Daytona Beach on November 14. Follow their tour and get band merchandise here.