David Draiman has been dealing with criticism throughout his whole career. He told Zoiks! Online
: "Everybody these days, and in the Internet age, where you have this troll society or predatory animals that get off on picking fights with people left and right and trying to be all big and bad behind a keyboard who wouldn't dare say the majority of the things that they would go ahead and say online to the average individual to a person's face and certainly not mine. It really doesn't faze me. I kind of laugh it off, to be honest with you. Occasionally I'll actually engage with them in a bit of sport. [laughs] 'OK, you wanna go? Let's go for a little bit. Let me show you just how stupid you sound.'"
"That's really what 'Vilify' is kind of about," Draiman added, "all these guys that try to make me out to be some sort of demogodish egomaniacal prick, I'm so laid back and chill until you cross and then I'm not so laid back and chill anymore. I don't really worry about it too much. It's not worth my time."