MASTODON Issues An Apology After Using Homophobic Slur In Interview


MASTODON have issued an apology on their social media channels after guitarist Brent Hinds recently used the word “gay” pejoratively in an interview.

Guitarist used the slur on Thursday’s (Nov. 4) episode of The Jasta Show, which has since been removed.)

In the same remark, Hinds disparaged former tourmates DISTURBED when asked if there were any tours left on his bucket list.

“No. I did a lot of tours I didn’t want to do though, like DISTURBED and all that Mayhem stupid bullsh*t,” Hinds responded. “Gay sh*t. You gotta f*ckin’ open up for DISTURBED. You gotta play to people that like DISTURBED.”

When the interview got published, music writer Morgan Y. Evans of the website Metal Riot left a condemning comment on one of MASTODON‘s Instagram posts.

Evans wrote, in part, “as an lgbtq support of the band who has seen you live 3x, written you up many times in magazines and effin flew once to NOLA to see you from NY State, it was super crappy today to see you all over the press w a member using homophobic language.” (See the writer’s complete comment down toward the bottom of this post.)

MASTODON then responded: “This really bums me out. I’m very sorry we hurt your feelings or anyone else’s, that is never our intention. We want our LGBTQ fans to feel safe listening to our music and coming to see us live.”

They continued, “We also have no ill will towards DISTURBED, they were always super cool to us on the Mayhem tour. I think that interviewer might have caught Brent on a bad day. Sorry for upsetting you or anyone else, we appreciate you and all of our fans very much.”

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