Bring Me The Horizon Singer On Ex-Lostprophets Members: “We Should Support Them 110% And Not Let One Nonces Life Ruin 5 Good Peoples Lives”
Bring Me The Horizon frontman Oliver Sykes has spoken up to share his support for Ian Watkins‘ former Lostprophets bandmates. His words follow Watkins‘ sentencing yesterday, December 18th, for numerous child sex related crimes.
Here’s what he had to say:
“So Watkins was sentenced & justice was served, wether you think it was too short a stretch or not. My heart goes out to all the victims effected, but I would like you all to consider the impact and destruction watkins has inflicted on his band, and see how them themselves are in some ways the biggest victims of this nightmare.
He destroyed the legacy of Lost Prophets (which were my favourite band ever back in the day) -when your band ends you want to be able to look back at all the good times, listen to the songs you made, reminisce, but that is no longer an option. He has made it extremely difficult for them to continue their love of music and art without people treating them differently because of one mans actions. What ever they choose to do in the future we should support them 110% and not let one nonces life ruin 5 good peoples lives.
Which brings me to [ex-Lostprophets keyboardist/vocalist] Richard J Oliver‘s Incredible art. He recently asked to paint a picture influenced by me, which is awesome, and he is a truly gifted artist. go add him on twitter- @RJOliverfineart and check out his work…”
The Lostprophets were of course disbanded this past October.
Meanwhile, fellow Welsh musician, Bullet For My Valentine frontman/guitarist Matt Tuck also weighed in, though focused on Watkins in particular. You can see his thoughts on the now convicted pedophile below:
35 years for Ian Watkins. Rot in hell you piece of shit.
— Matt Tuck (@MattieValentine) December 18, 2013