Rumors about the slaves of WLT are quite common. WLT developed slowly into dark masters of ceremony, but of course the group's members had different lives before they were initiated into the ways of the black arts. Most of the first slaves were thus former "boyfriends" of WLT members. As the group's fame grew, fans and groupies began to make up the majority of slaves. From the first, devoted men lurked around WLT wherever the group went. This bothered WLT initially, but they quickly saw the benefits. The slaves were organized and used for propaganda purposes, for example during the 2000 promotional tour. Currently the group has 289 slaves, including 87 female slaves. Although their image may cause people to think otherwise, WLT emphatically denies any involvement in the practice of bondage, domination, or sadomasochism (BD/SM).