Your response when people insult your music taste

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Posted by ZOMBIESiTellsYa, 06.02.2012 - 19:49
I often encounter people who either see me listening to metal, hear me talking about it, wearing a shirt etc. and have nothing better to say than something ignorant like "all that metal music sucks" or metal is shit etc., you can fill in the gaps.

Anyway I think this is one of the universal annoyances metalheads have to suffer at least every now and then. And I've noticed that everybody seems to have a different approach to responding. Some people get into music taste bitching battles, some call each other gay, some even claim that metal takes more talent to play than other genres. I'm at the stage where I just ignore it and let them get whatever dumb remarks they want to off their chest.

So what do you guys do when people say this to you?
27.11.2013 - 16:33
Ancient Dreams
I get far more metallers insulting my non-metal tastes than the other way round. Since Slipknot broke in 1999/2000, metal in the UK has become a lot more common, is just "another genre" as it were. Whilst we appreciate Cannibal Corpse sound significantly different to Slipknot, most of the people that listen to dance/rap/pop thing it all sounds the same so rarely gets a second look. Nine times out of ten if I was to throw some metal on at work, I'd get a couple of "cookie monster" jokes and then everyone would just get on with their lives.

I had my MP3 player on before and some J-Pop came on it, some of the metallers around me were completed offended that I could listen to something non-metal.
27.11.2013 - 17:02
Troy Killjoy
Written by Ancient Dreams on 27.11.2013 at 16:33
I had my MP3 player on before and some J-Pop came on it, some of the metallers around me were completed offended that I could listen to something non-metal.

Ya the only direct opposition I face in terms of my taste in music comes from other metalheads. Most of the people I've met who don't listen to metal don't give a shit that I listen to it, but other metalheads want to make sure I know they have a better taste in music than me.
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10.02.2014 - 10:08
Secundum Filium
Very rarely have I been insulted for my music taste (largely since i'm very introverted and not open to others about my personal interests, even to my family), If I do get picked on by others for that reason, I just want to ignore them and continue listening to what I enjoy regardless. No time to worry about other opinions when mine is the only one that matters in the context of personal music taste. If I'm in a conversation with someone in line at a concert, I'll just bring up bands that I think the recipient maybe a fan of and we can discuss more mutual interests from there.
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11.02.2014 - 15:50
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12.02.2014 - 07:46
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13.02.2014 - 08:19
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Written by deadone on 13.02.2014 at 00:57

I stopped hanging around real Metalheads in real life because they put me off the music I love so much.

you know there's "elitist too cool guys" in fake life too ya know