WATCH: Slipknot Frontman Corey Taylor Slaps Phone Out of Fan’s Hand: ‘If You’re Gonna Text, Stay Home’

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor famously hates it when people have cell phones glued to their hands during concerts — so maybe it’s no surprise that the singer slapped a cell phone right out of a texting fan’s hand during a recent show.

The band’s official Twitter account shared footage of the incident on Sunday:

The 42-year-old singer also addressed the incident on his own personal Twitter account:

The singer apparently took some flak online over the incident and responded to critics on Monday morning:

Taylor does not like cell phones at his band’s concerts; in 2014, he told radio station WRIF that he tries to pour water bottles on fans who can’t put down their phones.

“People need to unplug and realize that they’re missing their lives, dude. It’s sad,” he said then. “And that may be me just being an old jerk, but I don’t care. I don’t care. Truth is truth; it doesn’t matter what age you’re at.”

Taylor isn’t the only performer who’s easily peeved by distracted concert-goers. British pop star Adele recently stopped a concert in Italy to berate a woman for filming her performance.

“I want to tell that lady as well, can you stop filming me with a video camera?” Adele said at a concert in May. “Because I’m really here in real life, you can enjoy it in real life, rather than through your camera.”

Both stars may soon be in luck. Apple has reportedly developed technology that will block cell phone users from filming any action taking place on a concert stage (or any other stage) with precision-aimed infrared beams.

 

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