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    Mumford & Sons guitarist quits so he can tweet alt-right BS

    https://www.timesunion.com/entertain...y-16271209.php

    "Winston Marshall, a founding member of folk-rock group Mumford & Sons, announced Thursday that is leaving the band so that he can “speak freely” about political issues.

    Marshall took a break from the band in March after sparking a social media storm by tweeting admiration for “Unmasked,” a book by right-wing writer-activist Andy Ngo that attacked far-left militant groups collectively known as antifa."

    Imagine quitting a multi platinum cash cow band so you can dick ride Andy Ngo.

    #2
    Guess they didn’t want to rebrand as Mumford and Sons of Odin

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      #3
      Probably less travel involved in being a professional right wing troll.

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        #4
        It's just a weird hill to die on.

        I'm not entirely convinced Andy Ngo doesn't have some kind of fetish for getting his ass kicked. Political violence is abhorrent but his whole schtick is just going into a hornets nest swinging a stick, but none of what comes of his style of expose goes anywhere. It's like yeah, you walked into a group of known violent people and provoked them to be violent, and what's revolutionary?

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          #5
          Well, he does doxx people to violent right wing groups. So there's that.

          But yeah otherwise his whole schtick is to provoke a reaction so Fox news and co have plenty of "behold the inyolerant violent left!!" content.

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            #6
            What an idiot.

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              #7
              I guess he's graduated from being one of the Sons to full blown Odd Uncle status.

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                #8
                Maybe he'll join Sons of Liberty!

                When Jon gets out of jail...

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                  #9
                  Wanting to spout political crap--of whatever variety--is a really stupid reason to leave a band, especially one that earns a good living.

                  I suspect he'll greatly regret this a couple years from now.

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                      #11
                      Should ask Ted Nugent and Kid Rock how that's worked for their musical aspirations.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Randy View Post
                        Should ask Ted Nugent and Kid Rock how that's worked for their musical aspirations.
                        They were famous as solo stars and had the good sense to wait to become political commentators until after their music careers had largely devolved to the state fair circuit. Heck, it's more like a career pivot for them.

                        I doubt that being "some guy from Mumford & Sons" is going to carry the same publicity value for becoming a political yapper. What a dumbass.

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                          #13
                          The hard times nailed it haha.

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                            #14
                            I guess I'm really getting old (or out of touch) but I have no idea what Mumford and Sons plays, what they sound like - nothing. I wouldn't be able to recognize a single member. So no big whoop from me.

                            But I guess if they are popular - I don't know -why risk your income so you can prop up some writer? Just mind your own business and make music.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Surveyor 777 View Post
                              I guess I'm really getting old (or out of touch) but I have no idea what Mumford and Sons plays, what they sound like - nothing. I wouldn't be able to recognize a single member. So no big whoop from me.

                              But I guess if they are popular - I don't know -why risk your income so you can prop up some writer? Just mind your own business and make music.
                              Worth noting that the band said they were totally cool with him expressing his political views whatever they may be, but HE insisted on leaving the band because he knows all the blowback that will happen.

                              I'm not sure how admirable that is preemptively, but it does kinda have the odor of wanting to say whatever you want with no repercussions. First amendment and all that, but in the alt-right age, that doesn't stop at the typical barrier of "not being imprisoned for saying something the state disagrees with" and usually extends to "don't want to be fired or have my account banned for saying the N-word or denying the Holocaust".

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by Surveyor 777 View Post
                                I guess I'm really getting old (or out of touch) but I have no idea what Mumford and Sons plays, what they sound like - nothing. I wouldn't be able to recognize a single member. So no big whoop from me.

                                But I guess if they are popular - I don't know -why risk your income so you can prop up some writer? Just mind your own business and make music.
                                They’re a British band that plays ‘folky pop music’. Not sure how popular they are elsewhere but in the UK they play huge festivals and shows and usually perform well in the charts.

                                I’m assuming the guy was making a very decent living from this, so more fool him.
                                The fact he quit because of his support for a US right winger makes it even more bemusing to me.

                                This screams “I masturbate furiously whilst Ben Shapiro destroys liberal woke teen with FACTS & LOGIC!!”

                                The guy can only vote in the UK. I am seeing more and more British people (Facebook acquaintances) getting swept up in right wing US politics because of the YouTube algorithms/rabbit hole.

                                His one redeeming feature is his support of helping Hong Kong nationals to move to and settle in the UK to escape Chinas clamp down.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Randy View Post

                                  Worth noting that the band said they were totally cool with him expressing his political views whatever they may be, but HE insisted on leaving the band because he knows all the blowback that will happen.

                                  I'm not sure how admirable that is preemptively, but it does kinda have the odor of wanting to say whatever you want with no repercussions. First amendment and all that, but in the alt-right age, that doesn't stop at the typical barrier of "not being imprisoned for saying something the state disagrees with" and usually extends to "don't want to be fired or have my account banned for saying the N-word or denying the Holocaust".
                                  100% this. Free speech doesn't mean a privately-owned social media organization owes you a free platform to push your beliefs... it's shocking how few people understand that.

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