Nu metallic band Trapt have “formally parted methods” with vocalist Chris Taylor Brown over his far-right views.
The band made the announcement on their Parler account, after being banned from each Facebook and Twitter this yr for his or her endorsement of violent white supremacist group Proud Boys and feedback defending statutory rape respectively.
“Sadly, there have been some view factors that had been mentioned that we don’t agree with and it was negatively impacting the remainder of the band. We want him effectively and hope he can discover the assistance he wants,” Trapt wrote.
“To our fan (sic): Thanks you for the assist that you’ve got all given us by means of these occasions. We are going to now be specializing in solely supplied updates for the band on our social media accounts. You should still discover his views and opinions on his accounts.l, if you want.”
“To the “trolls”: We now have heard you and are sorry we allowed this to go on for therefore lengthy. We wish to begin contemporary and hope you possibly can forgive us and take one other likelihood at listening to our music sooner or later.”
Brown appeared to not know he was being kicked out of the band upfront of the submit, replying in anger.
“Wow… Are you kidding me?! What the fuck do the pussies assume they’re going to have the ability to accomplish with out me? They’ll have to vary their identify. Good luck discovering one other singer pretty much as good as me! Silly bitches!,” he wrote.
Brown then shared a screenshot of the band blocking his Parler account, writing once more: “Pussies! I’ll sue each single one in all you bitches!”. The vocalist had been a member of Trapt for the reason that band’s inception in 1995.
All through this yr, Brown used the band’s social media to broadcast pro-Trump and excessive right-wing views, with the final submit on their Fb depicting the silhouette of a Proud Boy – full with their signature Fred Perry emblem, an affiliation the clothes model have strongly distanced themselves from – holding Girl Liberty, captioned: “Don’t Fear Woman, We Received You.”
Brown added the Proud Boys saying “PYOB (Happy with You, Boy)” to the submit, referencing the violent neo-fascist organisation that Trump has publicly refused to sentence. It led to the removing of Trapt’s Fb account for “violating group requirements”.
Brown vowed Fb can be “sued efficiently”, however no authorized motion has but been reported.
Trapt’s removing from Twitter got here simply final week, after Brown responded to a tweet from the Ailing Tempered Podcast, sharing a clip of a brand new episode which centered on the singer’s inflammatory social media actions.
Within the forwards and backwards that’s alleged to have occurred, the dialog took a darkish flip as they started discussing paedophilia and statutory rape. His tweets have since been eliminated, however had been screencapped by a number of customers.