Wavves Says Donald Trump & #AllLivesMatter Supporters Aren't Welcome at Their Shows
Wavves says supporters of Donald Trump and the 'All Lives Matter Movement' need not attend their shows -- they are not welcome.
The SoCal punk band's frontman Nathan Williams posted to Twitter on Wednesday (July 6), saying there are "a few things I wanted to make clear" and including screenshots with a lengthy note about openly wishing to exclude some people from liking his music.
The post reads, "it's 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 dont share the same thoughts and opinions as.. this being said, some of that is healthy - i dont want everyone at my shows to be a clone of eachother. however in light of the constant rape, murder, racism, homophobia and misogny that goes on seemingly every day i feel the need to make clear who i personally make music for, and who i dont."
Williams continues to list those who are not welcome to a Wavves show. This includes "All Lives Matter" supporters, anyone who's gone out of his or her way to defend police in America, anyone who ever even thought a victim of rape had it coming because she was too intoxicated or dressed a certain way, anyone who harbors resentment towards the homosexual community and -- yup -- Donald Trump supporters.
Whether Wavves' ban on homophobes, racists, Trump supporters and others will hold up is yet to be seen. The band kicks off tour later this month.
a few things i wanted to make clear pic.twitter.com/SGppoJE3qC— WAVVES (@wavves) July 6, 2016