The banjoist for the band Mumford & Son’s has left the group, not long after he posted a tweet praising a book that depicts Antifa as a destructive danger to democracy.
Winston Marshall published an essay on Medium detailing his decision to leave the “Little Lion Man” group, saying having to “self-censor” would “erode my sense of integrity.”
“For me to speak about what I’ve learnt to be such a controversial issue will inevitably bring my bandmates more trouble,” Marshall, 33, explained. “My love, loyalty and accountability to them cannot permit that. I could remain and continue to self-censor but it will erode my sense of integrity. Gnaw my conscience. I’ve already felt that beginning.
“The only way forward for me is to leave the band,” he continued. “I hope in distancing myself from them I am able to speak my mind without them suffering the consequences.”
I hope they find a new banjo player. Shouldn’t be hard.
Marshall ended his missive by informing his fans that he would continue his work with Hong Kong Link Up and said he was looking forward to”new creative projects as well as speaking and writing on a variety of issues, challenging as they may be.”