Flea, bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recently responded to fan criticism that he disapproves of their requests to take photos. The band’s twelfth album, ‘Unlimited Love,’ was released on April 1, 2022. The album debuted at number one in over ten countries, including the United States, to generally positive reviews. They also announced that “Return of the Dream Canteen” would be released on October 14, 2022.
Later, on June 4, RHCP embarked on The Global Stadium Tour in support of their released and forthcoming albums. Following a five-year hiatus, the members have shared memorable moments with their fans during this tour. Nonetheless, in the preceding days, when a fan posted a video of their conversation with Flea and Anthony Kiedis on Twitter, some fans stated that their interaction was not particularly positive.
Following this tweet, Flea indicated that he had a friendly conversation with these fans who did not request photos. According to him, requesting photographs destroys the conversation, and it felt more like a ‘transaction’ According to him, it destroys the entire conversation when fans instead request a photo. Recently, another fan criticized Flea’s viewpoint, citing his definition of photo requests as ‘transactions’ They reacted to the fact that the bassist makes no mention of fans purchasing albums, tickets, or merchandise, but refers to fan requests for photos as “transactions.” The bassist then responded to this comment by expressing his appreciation and respect for all RHCP fans. Flea authored the following text: “With all due respect, I respect and appreciate all Chili Peppers fans. I am love.” You can view the tweet that follows.