Dee Snider loves Ukrainians use of ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’


“This is our life, this is our song.”

Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider loves that his 1984 smash hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It” is getting used as a battle hymn by Ukraine’s resistance in opposition to Russian invaders, he proclaimed on Twitter.

“I absolutely approve of Ukrainians using “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as their battlecry. My grandfather was Ukrainian, earlier than it was swallowed up by the USSR after WW2. This can’t occur to those folks once more!” Snider tweeted on Saturday as Ukrainian forces have been battling to defend Kyiv and different cities.

Frankly, the rabble-rousing music is a becoming tune for these heroic homeland defenders, 13 of whom informed Russian naval forces to “go f–k” themselves earlier than getting shelled on a Snake Island base some days in the past.

Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider has been vocally in opposition to Russia for many years, citing that his grandfather was Ukrainian through the years of Soviet growth.

Snider — who’s been utilizing hashtags “F–KRUSSIA” and “F–KPUTIN” in latest tweet tirades on the worldwide matter — has been outspoken in opposition to the nation for the reason that Cold War and early days of the New Jersey and Long Island rock group.

He not too long ago reposted a photograph of himself sporting a “Russia Sucks” button from a time he recalled because the late Seventies.

“My Ukrainian grandpa would have been so proud!” Snider tweeted together with the photograph on Sunday.

In response to tweets asking him to separate his aggression with Russian head of state Vladimir Putin from civilians of the nation, Snider also noted that his Transylvanian grandmother had endured the Soviet siege of the Carpathian mountains in Romania years in the past as properly.

“Who do you think were carrying those Russian guns, driving the tanks & flying those planes? Canadians?” he wrote.

Though, quickly after Snider agreed to use the hashtag “F–KPUTIN” as an alternative of “F–KRUSSIA” after listening to the plea of a Russian girl born in 1999 who tweeted at him, saying “I hate this war” and that she was “protesting against it.”

“And change will come from the young and young at heart. It’s never easy,” Snider posted in response.

I completely approve of Ukrainians utilizing “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as their battlecry. My grandfather was Ukrainian, earlier than it was swallowed up by the USSR after WW2. This cannot occur to those folks once more! #FUCKRUSSIA

— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) February 26, 2022

While the lead singer is gung ho on the music getting used within the Eastern European battle for freedom, Snider, too, sounded off on why he doesn’t approve of it getting used for anti-maskers.

“Well, one use is for a righteous battle against oppression; the other is a infantile feet stomping against an inconvenience,” Snider tweeted Sunday, referring to himself as a longtime “voice of reason” in another post on the matter.