Deftones’s Chino Moreno blames guitarist Stephen Carpenter’s anti-Vax conspiracies on the grass
“[It] it probably doesn’t help to be smoked and all that ”
Posted on October 20, 2021
Last year, Deftones fans were forced to tackle guitarist Stephen Carpenter’s savage plots – including his anti-vax stance and his belief that the Earth is flat. Now group leader Chino Moreno has responded to Carpenter’s wacky claims, attributing them to a heavy dose of cannabis-induced paranoia.
“I will say that the weed probably has a little to do with his plots,” the frontman told Dewey Halpus of the Peer-to-peer pleasure podcast [via Loudwire]. “And then probably sitting at home, just looking at the sites he is looking at. [It] it probably doesn’t help to be smoked and stuff. “
Moreno explained further: “It’s weird though, when we’re together it’s like we don’t even talk about all of this. We play music, we laugh, we have fun playing music. [We’re] still friends like we were when we were kids. But it’s not like I’ve never heard him tangent before and it’s just like I listen for two minutes and then I can’t anymore, you know what I mean? Because he will go to no man’s land. “
The artist added: “It was actually difficult for a minute, because obviously I’ve been friends with him since I was 10 years old. And you know, he hasn’t always been like that.”
Moreno went on to joke about how he expected Carpenter to be the subject of more memes for his beliefs, but admitted that he also didn’t think “everything he says comes from ‘a negative place. Because he’s really worried about society … and I think that’s a bit of paranoia. “
Moreno’s response comes nearly a year after Carpenter told the Tin foil hat podcast which “If you think you are living on a spinning and flying space ball, you are in a cult.”
Carpenter also asserted that â[there’s] never been a single vaccine that ever worked â, and if you get the vaccine,â it’s stuck in you forever and you just suffer from whatever it becomes. Throughout the interview, Carpenter also shared his belief that nuclear weapons don’t exist, discusses simulation theory and more.
Listen to Moreno’s interview below.