Teaching classical music is a form of white supremacy pic.twitter.com/SpTpmW0W1j— Libs of Tik Tok (@libsoftiktok) June 22, 2021
Next time these people call you a “bigot,” ask them who were the fanatics who wrecked Mumford & Sons because it wasn’t anyone on our side. They had a tantrum and went on a two minute hate because Winston Marshall read Andy Ngo’s book and praised it on Twitter.
“Winston Marshall has announced that he is officially leaving Mumford & Sons following an uproar after he praised a book by right-wing social media personality Andy Ngo.
“This is a difficult decision first brought about by an unintentional Twitter storm. In March I tweeted about the New York Times Best Seller Unmasked,” Marshall said in a statement. “The book documents the recent activities of the extreme Left in the US. The tweet was misconstrued by many as an endorsement of the equally abhorrent Far-Right. Nothing could be further from the truth. I condemn unequivocally all political extremism, be it of the Right or Left.”
The incident occurred last March, when Marshall congratulated Ngo on the publication of Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. In a since-deleted tweet, Marshall also called Ngo — who once got hit by a milkshake which he claimed was quick-drying cement — a “brave man.” …
After the tweets congratulating Ngo, Marshall announced that he would be “taking time away from” Mumford & Sons. In a post on Medium, shared alongside the statement, he also addressed the backlash, quipping, “I’ve had plenty of abuse over the years. I’m a banjo player after all. But this was another level. And, owing to our association, my friends, my bandmates, were getting it too. It took me more than a moment to understand how distressing this was for them.”
Marshall went on to speak about the “distress” that came as he watched his band and his bandmates’ names being “dragged through some pretty ugly accusations, as a result of my tweet.” He added, “In the mania of the moment I was desperate to protect my bandmates. The hornets’ nest that I had unwittingly hit had unleashed a black-hearted swarm on them and their families. I didn’t want them to suffer for my actions, they were my priority.” …”
BTW, who is stalking and trying to kill Gay Andy? That’s not us either.
“At the beginning of March I tweeted to American journalist Andy Ngo, author of the New York Times Bestseller, Unmasked. “Congratulations @MrAndyNgo. Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man”. Posting about books had been a theme of my social-media throughout the pandemic. I believed this tweet to be as innocuous as the others. How wrong I turned out to be.
Over the course of 24 hours it was trending with tens of thousands of angry retweets and comments. I failed to foresee that my commenting on a book critical of the Far-Left could be interpreted as approval of the equally abhorrent Far-Right.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Thirteen members of my family were murdered in the concentration camps of the Holocaust. My Grandma, unlike her cousins, aunts and uncles, survived. She and I were close. My family knows the evils of fascism painfully well. To say the least. To call me “fascist” was ludicrous beyond belief. …”
“Ludicrous” sums up their belief system.
“Unhinged” and “fanatics” are also terms which I would use to describe them.
For the record, I have never followed Mumford & Sons. I’ve heard about them though mainly because a family member is a fan. It will not come as a surprise to her that these people have wrecked her favorite band because apparently they are miserable and don’t have shit else to do.