A banjoist for popular folk rock band Mumford and Sons was reportedly asked to leave the group after he received backlash for tweeting his support for author and reporter Andy Ngo.
Over the weekend, band member Winston Marshall tweeted a photo of Ngo’s book, Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy and wrote, “Congratulations @MrAndyNgo. Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man.”
Obviously, this didn’t sit well with the perpetually-outraged social justice warriors on social media and before long, Marshall deleted the tweet.
Yesterday, the musician released a statement, writing, “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. As a result of my actions, I am taking time away from the band to examine my blindspots.”
— Winston Marshall (@MrWinMarshall) March 10, 2021
The Post Milennial reports:
It was reported that his bandmates, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane, and the group’s managers, determined that they should ask Marshall to leave.
“Winston’s staunchly right-wing political views have been causing tension for some time now within the band,” said a source close the group, according to The Sun. They said that “There has been a rift forming for the past four years with some people even going as far to say he has been ‘radicalised.'”
“But his tweet on Sunday was the final straw and they said they couldn’t put up with it any longer because it massively impacts the band’s image… It has been hugely difficult but that was the decision they had to make.”
“Marcus would always be an advocate for his right to free speech and for him to believe what he wants,” they said.
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University of Chicago Students Start Newspaper to Fight Cancel Culture
Two students at the University of Chicago have created a digital newspaper to fight back against cancel culture on campus.
Audrey Unverferth and Evita Duffy wanted to highlight conservative and libertarian voices that are very much under attack by leftist ideology on campus right now. Their motto is “Outthink the mob,” with a mission that reads “We demand not be coddled. Embracing the experience of unfettered inquiry and free expression is precisely the point of these years of intense study.”
“Self-censorship on campus has really become a sickness. I’ve experienced cancel culture, so has Audrey and other people we know, and at one point this summer, we said we are done,” Duffy told “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy on Thursday.
The students launched the website “to give people the courage to actually say what they think in the classroom, which is supposed to be the one place where you are supposed to think for yourself and have open debate,” Duffy explained.
Unverferth said a majority of the politically vocal student body on campus is “not supportive of our speech.”
Unfortunately as with most people who speak out, the girls have had their fair share of hate but Duffy said, “I think what is more important than all the hate that we get from students is the amount of beautiful messages that we get from students and professors actually who are so happy that we are doing this, and giving them the courage to stand up.”
Make sure to check out their website.
Cancel Culture Continues: Disney+ Removes Peter Pan, Dumbo from Kid’s Profile Accounts
Cancel culture’s latest victims include the films Dumbo, Peter Pan, Swiss Family Robinson and The Aristocats.
The Washington Examiner reports that Disney+ has removed the movies from children’s profile accounts and added warnings for adults due to the portrayal of offensive stereotypes in the films.
Disney says Dumbo was removed because, “The crows and musical number pay homage to racist minstrel shows, where white performers with blackened faces and tattered clothing imitated and ridiculed enslaved Africans on Southern plantations. The leader of the group in Dumbo is Jim Crow, which shares the name of laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States.”
As far as Peter Pan goes, “the film portrays Native people in a stereotypical manner that reflects neither the diversity of Native peoples nor their authentic cultural traditions. It shows them speaking in an unintelligible language and repeatedly refers to them as ‘redskins,’ an offensive term. Peter and the Lost Boys engage in dancing, wearing headdresses and other exaggerated tropes.”
In the Aristocats, “the (Siamese) cat (Shun Gon) is depicted as a racist caricature of East Asian peoples with exaggerated stereotypical traits such as slanted eyes and buck teeth.”
According to the Daily Caller, the warning message that appears before the movies on adult accounts states:
“This program includes negative depictions and/or mistreatment of people or cultures. These stereotypes were wrong then and are wrong now. Rather than remove this content, we want to acknowledge its harmful impact, learn from it and spark conversation to create a more inclusive future together. Disney is committed to creating stories with inspirational and aspirational themes that reflect the rich diversity of the human experience around the globe…”