Lzzy Hale of Halestorm says that fans expecting her to be quiet on social issues are always going to be disappointed.
She wrote on her Tumblr that “I know a lot of you are telling me to shut up and sing. Well, this is me singing. I am an artist. And art has always played a role in revolution.”
Hale added that “You don’t need to be an expert or have a masters degree to know the difference between right and wrong and good vs evil. This is something instilled in you when you learn empathy and compassion. The notion that all humans deserve to be treated as equals shouldn’t be an optional belief, or a political opinion. It should be something that we all practice as a fundamental trait of our species. It should be a no brainer.”
Read the entire essay at her Tumblr.