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Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri Decries Hypocrisy Of I Killed The Prom Queen’s Festival Ejection For Past Social Media Comments


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Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri has spoken out on the UNIFY Gathering‘s recent decision to boot I Killed The Prom Queen from their festival lineup after controversial remarks made on social media by their ex-frontman Michael Crafter resurfaced.

Crafter was set to rejoin I Killed The Prom Queen for a special one-off performance at the festival, however misogynistic comments he made two years ago were brought to the attention of the festival’s organizers, who in turn ejected the group from the festival. Palmeri commented via Facebook in reply to the story:

“This is really not OK. Damn shame that no one will stand in solidarity with this band.

If we (they) are going to chastise artists and musicians for their past ideas, or actions, then we (they) have a very long list of high profile people to remove from the landscape..

John Lennon used to beat his wife and kids.
(Guess that means Apple Music should delete those Beatles Mp3’s)

Ozzy Osbourne once attempted to kill his wife.
(Time to burn all those Black Sabbath T-shirts.)

Pablo Picasso was a known misogynist.
(Better start protest against the admiration of his work)

The list goes on and on..

https://www.change.org/p/unified-the-gathering-2019-support-iktpq-to-continue-playing-unify-2019-keep-crafter-on-the-lineup

Sign the petition, only takes a minute. This social justice/selective outrage nonsense, has to stop.”

Palmeri himself was known to court controversy in the years past, in particular with his much maligned Cold Soul merch line

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