San Francisco band Whirr have apologised for transphobic comments made via the band’s twitter account, claiming it was actually a friend of theirs who made them.
“Lol @ G.L.O.S.S,” the tweets – posted on Saturday 17th October, Monday 19th and earlier on today, Tuesday 20th – read, referencing Washington punks G.L.O.S.S. (Girls Living Outside of Society’s Shit).
“there is literally nothing not hilarious about that “band”,” they continued. “misogyny is hating women. g.l.o.s.s. Is just a bunch of boys running around in panties making shitty music.”
“lol attempting suicide. If you’re gonna do it, do it right the first time. that’s an actual stance on suicide. My mom commited suicide why can’t all these trans kids get it right?”
Run For Cover Records – who have previously worked with the band – were quick to condemn the comments, as was much of Twitter. As such, the band have since made a statement of their own.
“Regarding last nights activity on Twitter: firstly let me say that no one in the band has anything against people who identify as transgender. The comments that were made last night do not reflect and member’s personal views.
“we had always let a good friend of ours have free reign of the Twitter account along with ourselves because we thought he was funny. And we won’t lie, a lot of what has been posted on here has been.
“But the statements made last night admittedly went too far and things were said that we can’t actually back up anymore. Needless to say this friend has been dealt with and will no longer have any involvement with the band or control of this account.”