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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03: Musician Corey Taylor of the music group Slipknot attends 2nd Annual National Concert Day Show at Irving Plaza on May 3, 2016 in New York City.

Slipknot/Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor took Holocaust and slavery deniers to task via Twitter recently after sharing a number of current news stories that have received a lot of attention.

Taylor tweeted, “I’m gonna say this for the f—ers in the back: JUST BECAUSE YOU DON’T BELIEVE SOMETHING IS REAL, THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT ISN’T REAL. Denying things like the Holocaust. slavery, etc is a travesty to the memory of the survivors and disrespectful to the people who fought for them.”

The above tweet followed a series of retweets of stories that have been in the headlines, including a story about a Florida principal who refused to call the Holocaust a “factual, historical event.” Another retweeted story included a report from Arizona about a hate crime involving a white man who killed a 17-year-old black male because he was listening to rap music.

Taylor also retweeted a video of a far-right extremist who attempted to set fire to a synagogue only for the fire to blow back into his face along with the caption, “This- right here- is why prejudice, racism and ignorant hate will always just be different ways of saying and meaning F—ING DUMBASS.”

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights