Winston Marshall of Mumford & Sons began to engage in politics. And not that politics as such, but simply commented on the book of Andy Ngo, who in America is considered an extreme right-wing radical. Moreover, Winston’s comment was positive.
Just a few days ago, Marshall left a comment, saying that Ngo is a brave man, and his book is extremely important. It would seem that there is nothing special in such a comment. Yeah, but not in America.
Ngo in book allegedly reveals «ANTIFA’s radical plan to destroy democracy». He calls the Proud Boys «a brotherhood of Trump supporters», and left-wing activists – a «looting gang» whose mission is to «destroy the world». And so a country like the United States of America can simply cease existence.
But in American society, the book of the right-wing radical was perceived, to put it mildly, ambiguously. She is considered a symbol of aggressive behavior and a symbol of racial hatred.
Marshall’s approval of the book led to his disapproval by fans. The result of their extremely negative reaction to the comment was a temporary departure from the group. The singer said that it would take him some time to close white spots in worldview and education.
He also apologized to fans, admitting that he understood that his comment had hurt many, especially against the backdrop of recent events in America. In fact, according to him, the comment has become, rather, a common misunderstanding. And all the arguments about politics, as Marshall claims, only separate people, since they often turn into fierce disputes.