Aaron Lewis Says He Doesn’t Speak Spanish ‘Cause He’s American | TMZ

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis had a rough Saturday night in front of a raucous crowd, which he didn't help when he threw Latin Americans under the bus … and walked off stage.


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  1. Snowflakes are getting offended right now😂 nothing wrong with saying I don’t speak Spanish because I’m American, get over it 😂

    • I love being called snowflake. Please tell me more of your generic and ego driven insults. It’s obvious you’re a little baby who doesn’t feel like a man lol

    • Justin Rosas look how mind fucked you are by what Aaron Lewis said 😂 You’re so mad brah I love it!

  2. His career doesn’t seem in a place where he should be walking off stage and acting like he deserves worship.

  3. he doesn’t speak english???
    oh no….what’s marco *”i have immigrant parents”* rubio gonna think about that?

  4. Your title was conceived with the intent to shun this behavior. Crowd couldn’t be quiet for 30 seconds, then starts shouting stuff… You’re isolating 1 tiny part of what happened which is misleading and churlish. Be better!

    • Philip Gragg although I agree the crowd was being annoying but the comment was out of line. And this happened in my hometown so I know how people here can be. But the comment itself in any regard is still an ignorant comment. Only speaking English doesn’t make you American.

  5. I’m Mexican and he did nothing wrong when he said that -I promise you dopes that if a Mexican rocker were playing a set in a Mexican city and someone yelled at him in English he’d say the same, he’d say “No hablo ingles, soy mexicano.”

    • The comment comes across ignorant cause he implies that if you’re American then you don’t speak Spanish. Had he said “I don’t speak Spanish” alone then fine. And walking off means other people who were quite don’t get the show they paid for. I understand the musician’s perspective of other disrespecting your set but you just play through and let others blame the crowd instead of him for a lack luster show. Also I speak Spanish too and this happened in my town. I almost went to the show.

  6. Reminds of middle School when the substitute teacher wants you quiet before going to lunch. 😂😂😂

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