Thy Art is Murder vocalist CJ McMahon has posted a video apologizing for violently transphobic comments he made earlier this week. In case you missed it, McMahon responded to content posted by far-right personality Matt Walsh in which a woman asks a child if they are a boy or girl, to which the child replies “both!” McMahon said both “should be burned to death,” so obviously the post was deleted for community standards. McMahon then deleted his account and said he’d be posting his thoughts to OnlyFans in the future.
Earlier today he released an apology video along with the following statement:
“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.”
In the video, McMahon said (h/t ThePRP):
“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.”
Thy Art is Murder plans to release new record Godlike on September 15, so hopefully McMahon can play nice on social media until then.
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