Thy Art Is Murder's CJ McMahon

Thy Art Is Murder’s CJ McMahon Apologizes For Recent Post: “My Intentions Weren’t To Be Transphobic In Any Way, Shape Or Form”


Thy Art Is Murder vocalist CJ McMahon has issued a video apology for his recent comments on social media. Several days ago the deathcore vocalist reposted a video shared by right-wing political commentator Matt Walsh, in which a woman is seen asking her young child if they are a boy or a girl, to which the child replies “both.” The mother then replies “okay, you’re both.”

McMahon, who himself is a father, took issue with the video and reportedly added the caption that the woman “should be burned to death.” McMahon was reprimanded by the social network for his post and went on to delete his account, announcing he would move to OnlyFans.

In the aftermath of that, his bandmates shared this message of solidarity with the trans community. Earlier today, August 25th, McMahon posted the below video apologizing for his behavior. He captioned that video with the following:

“Addressing my recent post: I recognize the hurtful impact my words had on the community and I am deeply sorry. I am learning from my mistakes and committed to better understanding, respecting, and supporting every individual.”

Here’s what he said in the video itself:

“Hey guys, CJ here, just wanted to make this video to apologize to everybody that’s been upset and offended by the video that I shared and commented horribly on Instagram a few days ago. My intentions weren’t to be transphobic in any way, shape or form. And now it’s gotten to the point that it really doesn’t matter what my intentions were.

I apologize to the LGBTQ+ community and their allies and the people that support them. And I thought I did support them, but obviously my video that I shared and commented horribly on has proved otherwise. To my friends that I have that are trans, please don’t take this as me being transphobic. My intentions were very different to be anything other than that.

And I apologize to my band that aren’t standing with me and I don’t blame them, so yeah, I don’t know what to say. I’m sorry.”

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