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Fit For A King Vocalist Ryan Kirby Criticized For Views On Race, Etc. (Updated)


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Update – June 20th 03:10pm:

Kirby had made some tweets today:

Original Story:

Vocalist Ryan Kirby of Christian metalcore band Fit For A King sparked off a likely unintended wave of criticism (and some support) following a series of posts he made on Facebook over the weekend. Among his comments:

“I hate that the media makes everything about race. It just fuels racism. Take the Standford swimmer who raped the young lady for example: He didn’t get 3 months in prison because he is white, he got it because he is from a WEALTHY family.

Example 2: OJ Simpson, who obviously was guilty of murder, but got off because he is WEALTHY. And that was a time when racism was a lot more of an issue. Stop relating sentencing to race, it’s about money.”

“There are three things political correctness won’t allow you to be proud of:

– Being white.
– Being straight.
– Being a male.”

Some fans were upset enough about his views to reach out to his band’s label, Solid State Records, to which Kirby was notified:

“So people dislike my political views enough to tweet them to my label and complain about it. Saying I’m “spewing garbage.” How about we have an intellectual discussion instead of you running to a safe space to hide from the scary opinions?”

[via Lambgoat]

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