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Trapt Frontman Endorses the Proud Boys

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Trapt frontman Chris Taylor Brown has taken his taken love of conservative politics to the next level, explicitly endorsing the far-right, neo-fascist, male-only organization known as the Proud Boys.

Brown made the endorsement after a Trapt show set to take place at Trees in Dallas, Texas next month was cancelled. Although a statement from the venue says that the concert was called off “due to reasons beyond our knowledge,” Brown has made unsubstantiated claims that “social justice warriors” threatened venue staff. As part of that claim

“So Trees in Dallas caved to threats to employees by a few of the under 100 social justice warriors who bitched about trapt in Dallas & who are also absolute sheep brainwashed by mainstream media. What a shame. Next Dallas show for Dallas Proud Boys & LE! POYB! See you SJWs there”

“POYB” is a phrase commonly exchanged amongst Proud Boys.

Trapt have spent years in relative obscurity, being mostly well-known for their 2002 hit, “Headstrong.” But the group once again made headlines this year when Brown went on a pro-Trump Twitter tirade at the start of the pandemic lockdown.

That tirade drew the ire of a number of notable musicians, including Power Trip’s Riley Gale, Body Count’s Ice-T, Atilla’s Chris Fronzak, and Danny Diablo, as well as members of Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Born of Osiris, Chelsea Grin, and I Prevail (even Phil Labonte doesn’t have this dude’s back). Brown subsequently claimed he was being bullied.

Brown went on to make anti-Semitic comments and blame George Floyd for his own death.

In July, the band’s new album, Shadow Work, sold 600 copies in its first week of release. A music video director, who claims the band owes him $4,000, has been invited to bring the case onto Judge Judy.

[via The PRP]

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