The Banjo player for the popular indie rock band ‘Mumford and Sons’ has now been forced to step away from his job after supporting a book by conservative activist Andy Ngo documenting the dangers of Antifa.
The banjoist, Winston Marshall, late released a statement saying that he would be taking time away from the band to examine his ‘blindspots.’
As The New York Post reports:
English folk-pop band Mumford & Sons have reportedly booted banjoist Winston Marshall — for praising a book that condemns the destructive rise of Antifa…
The 33-year-old Londoner on Sunday tweeted Ngo about his book, “Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.”
The Mumford and Sons guy really apologized and left the band because he read a book. Whenever I think we have reached the farthest reaches of insanity, and the cowardice that enables that insanity, we find still deeper depths to plunge.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) March 10, 2021
“Finally had the time to read your important book. You’re a brave man,” Marshall wrote — a tweet that has since been deleted along with the rest of his Twitter messages, save Monday night’s apology statement.
His mea culpa came after bandmates Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane kicked him out of the band following a crisis meeting about the barrage of outrage online, the Sun said.