Winston Marshall Says ‘Internet Crowds’ Target Mumford & Sons | New
Winston marshall developed his decision to leave Mumford & Sons.
The banjo player and guitarist made the decision public last week, publish a full statement on social networks.
The movement emerged after his tweet in support by American author Andy Ngo, who wrote the book Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan To Destroy Democracy.
Andy Ngo has been criticized for his research and the results of the book, alongside his own alignment with far-right figures.
Winston Marshall spoke on BBC Radio 4’s Today program earlier today (June 29) and said “internet mobs” had targeted his bandmates.
Discussing the “unintentional Twitter storm,” the banjo player said he had been subjected to “a lot of very horrible negativity,” which was mostly “nonsense and lies”.
He said: “What was sort of unpleasant was that they went to get my band mates, they went to get my friends, and it’s not fair to them because it doesn’t matter. to do with them. But in the public eye, we were a unit and that’s, I guess, what these internet crowds are doing. They go for all these people around you and that’s, I think, what that was so unsettling to me about the experience was seeing my friends being dragged under the bus with me, which is not fair to them. “
Winston Marshall said his former band mates at Mumford & Sons were “so kind and supported me and urged me to continue”.
“They have been perfectly honorable throughout and I am very grateful to them for that,” he explained. “I still, somehow, obviously regret that this situation even happened and, in hindsight, that was a stupid tweet to have done.”
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