The Ghost Inside Bassist Accused of Using the N-Word
Today sees the release of The Ghost Inside’s new, eponymous album. Given that it’s their first offering since a horrific 2015 bus crash, which left several members with life-altering injuries and cast serious doubts about their future, it should be a day of triumph and celebration for the band and their fans.
Instead, it’s been marred by an allegation that bassist Jim Riley once used a racial slur against a driver for the band’s tour bus.
The accusation comes from Bracewar drummer Rashod Jackson, and was leveled in response to The Ghost Inside announcing a new shirt design to benefit the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People:
Jackson’s claim was subsequently backed up by Terror guitarist Martin Stewart, who implied that he witnessed the incident in question:
Despite Jackson eventually tagging Riley directly in a separate tweet, the bassist still has yet to comment on the allegation.
We’ll let you know when/ if Riley ever does address the accusation. In the meantime, you can purchase The Ghost Inside’s shirt benefitting the NAACP here. The band’s label, Epitaph, will be matching the amount raised by the shirt, so if you buy one for twenty bucks, you’re actually giving the NAACP forty bucks. You can also just donate directly to the NAACP at this link.
[via The PRP]