Some fans appreciate that they use their platforms, others bash them, commanding them to "just stick to music."
Serj Tankian gets both — but he questions whether the anti-political System of a Down fans have paid attention to their lyrics at all.
The vocalist addressed the matter in an interview on the "Side Jams with Bryan Reesman" podcast.
"I've always explained music like pizza — some people like the crust, some people like the cheese, some people like the topping," Tankian began.
"But what I don't understand, and a lot of other people that follow the music say the same thing," he continued.
"The easiest way to start fixing it is first fixing us — we have to fix us first.".
Tankian and bandmate, drummer John Dolmayan, have both recently spoken out regarding their contrasting views on President Trump. »