Ronnie Radke & CJ McMahon

Falling In Reverse’s Ronnie Radke Calls For Boycott Of Thy Art Is Murder For Firing CJ McMahon


Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke has long taken a stance against cancel culture and has come to experience it himself—amid a continued string of controversial takes on various divisive issues, including gender identity. Today, September 22nd, Radke voiced support for newly ousted Thy Art Is Murder vocalist CJ McMahon.

McMahon came under fire last month for a post widely viewed to have been transphobic. McMahon would go on to apologize for the post, stating in part “My intentions weren’t to be transphobic in any way, shape or form“.

While various readers pointed out past controversial viewpoints and beliefs having been expressed on social media by McMahon, it would appear that his ideologies and views also caused internal friction in the band as well. Earlier today, Thy Art Is Murder issued this statement, revealing that they had not only fired McMahon, but also had a mystery vocalist re-record all of his parts on the Australian deathcore outfit’s just released new album, “Godlike“.

In their statement, they cautioned that McMahon‘s aforementioned take on gender identity wasn’t the sole reason for him being canned, but the latest in a string of apparent incidents:

“What transpired over the past month was not the cause of this action, but just another symptom of the drawn out breakdown in his character and judgement. The straw that broke the camels back if you will long story short the fallout has been immense.

We were lobbed with threats to destroy Thy Art Is Murder from the inside if we did not capitulate to various ideologies that he holds. Everyone has their own right to free speech and to seek their truth; they are also free to receive the consequences that come with it.”

Reacting to the news of McMahon‘s ouster on X, Radke called for a boycott of Thy Art Is Murder, while also stating he would be down to financially help out McMahon.

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