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  • Wavves' Nathan William Says He Doesn't Want Racists, Homophobes, Misogynists, Trump Supporters At His Shows

    Thu, 07 Jul 2016 12:45:33

    Wavves' Nathan William Says He Doesn't Want Racists, Homophobes, Misogynists, Trump Supporters At His Shows -

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    Wavves' singer Nathan Williams posted a letter to the band's Twitter yesterday explaining who he doesn't want at the band's shows and it includes #alllivesmatter supporters, people who've gone out of their way to defend the police in America; misogynists, homophobes, white people who use racial slurs, and Donald Trump supporters. The way he sees it, "people are suffering every day and the way I see it you are either part of the solution or part of the problem." Read the entire letter below:

    "Its come to my attention as we gain more notoriety and our music/label begin to grow there is an inevitable type of person or fan with whom you truly don't share the same thoughts and opinions as… this being said, some of that is healthy - I don't want everyone at my shows to be a clone of each other. In light of the constant rape, murder, racism, homophobia, and misogyny that goes on seemingly every day, I feel the need to clear up who I personally make music for, and who I don't,

    1) if you've ever said or supported #alllivesmatter you're not welcome at a wavves show.

    2) if you've gone out of your way to defend police in america you're not welcome at a wavves show

    3) if you've ever even thought a victim of rape had it coming bc she was dressed a certain way, or was ‘too intoxicated' you're not welcome at a wavves show

    4) if you harbor resentment towards the homosexual community in any way – you are not welcome at a wavves show.

    5) if you are white and use racial slurs, on the internet, in person, to friends, to enemies – you are not welcome at a wavves show.

    6) if you support donald trump – bc this is basically 3 or 4 of the aforementioned topics – you are not welcome at a wavves show.

    Nobody is perfect (including myself), but just know I don't want or need fans who don't get this. In fact I'd rather have a room half filled with good energy than one filled with hate. people are suffering every day and the way i see it you are either part of the solution or part of the problem." [sic]

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