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Mumford & Sons Boots Guitarist For Reading a Conservative Book

The book of cancel culture has many chapters. Insert a new one: getting kicked out of a band for having conservative views. Mumford & Sons’ lead guitarist and banjoist Winston Marshall released a statement saying that he will enter a hiatus after publicly endorsing Andy Ngo’s right-leaning book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy. However, according to Page Six, the band kicked Marshall out for a dangerous comment addressed to Ngo. Here it comes: “Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man.” Those two sentences were also brave, and they will cost Marshall his position with the band. Marshall apologized for the tweet, deleted it, and released this lengthy note: “Over the past few days I have come to better understand the pain caused by the book I endorsed. I have offended not only a lot of people I don’t know, but also those closest to me, including my bandmates, and for that I am truly sorry… For now, please know that I realise how my endorsements have the potential to be viewed as approvals of hateful, divisive behaviour. I apologise, as this was not at all my intention.” I am always transparent. […]

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Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers media, politics, and sports at OutKick.