It reduces the idea of “what is a man” to someone who’s emotionally repressed, thuggishly violent, sexually aggressive almost to the point of mindlessness and inherently self-centered, whose status as a man is based almost entirely on the size of his penis.
Your relationship broke apart last year before you started your South American tour.
Why did you decide to deal with the breakup through your music? I'm always better when I'm not doing well, that's when I write good songs.
It's been a while, but I really did write it when I wasn't doing too well.
When I wasn't "ok," so that's how the album got its name.
“We never really get to do these kinds of shows, so it’s definitely different,” he tells me moments later as we’re led down the club’s velvet-lined staircase to a dimly lit room beneath the stage.
“But it’s going to be fun because we’re going to be so close to the people here tonight, and I always like that because [in a smaller venue like this] you get the energy you put out right back.” Though he says the band has been looking forward to performing in the famed West Hollywood nightclub for several days, he readily admits he and his identical twin brother, Tokio Hotel guitarist Tom Kaulitz, were in a completely different headspace a few years ago.Jared finally graduated from Flint Hill School in Oakton, Virginia.Due to his interest in visual arts, he was enrolled into University of the Arts in Philadelphia.There’s a certain segment who will resist the idea that masculinity needs to be examined and refined; they leap to the accusation that “toxic masculinity” means maleness and masculine-identified traits are inherently bad and undesirable.But this form of masculinity isn’t “natural”; it’s a script, a narrative based on believing that the Toxic masculinity is an inherently narrow and restrictive band of behavior, belief and appearance.“We just had to step away from the career a little bit, because we felt like we had said everything.