‘We’ve always seen elitism as a negative thing, even before there were fans. We’ve always been very open about talking about how much we hate it’ [Gerard Way] begins, going on to explain the possibility of stumbling across fan elitism being part of the reason he stays away from the internet; discovering such a disrespect for new fans would leave him feeling ‘disappointed in the older fans.’
Guitarist Ray Toro whole-heartedly agrees with his bandmate, explaining how older fans got into the band because of their connection to the band and the music, because My Chemical Romance was a way to get away from the elitists hassling them.
‘It’s kind of dumb; everybody should be able to listen to the kind of music they want and just because you’re a fan of a band for a longer period of time doesn’t mean you have a greater stake of claim to the band or the music.’ Toro goes onto say, showing that the 27 year old is no stranger to this kind of attitude from fans either.
2: I am going to make a list of MCR fans and fansites on tumblr, so people who’d like more My Chem on their dash can follow some of them maybe. If you’d like to be listed, just reply saying yes, (and optionally a sentence about yourself, maybe just other bands you like.) Anyone gonna join in?