Ex-Paramore Guitarist Compares Homosexuality to Pedophilia, Hayley Williams Responds
Paramore vocalist Hayley Williams called out her former bandmates after Josh Farro compared homosexuality to pedophilia in a Facebook comment.
"There's a reason there are only 3 people left in @paramore," she wrote. "Surprise, haters, it ain't cause of me. Paramore do not condone religiously/politically dogmatic beliefs which leave our LGBTQ+ friends, fans & family feeling abandoned and hopeless."
She went on to add, "And ya know, if that doesn't jive with you, well, feel free to go to where all past members of Paramore have gone which is literally anywhere else but Paramore. To Paramore's LGBTQ+ family (and @ColormeBrian I am talkin' straight to you), you are full of love and you are loved."
@ColormeBrian is Brian J. O'Connor, the creative director of Williams' Good Dye Young hair dye company.
Williams is responding to former guitarist Josh Farro's Facebook comment in which he compared homosexuality to pedophilia. You can see a screenshot of what he said below.
Josh Farro and his brother Zac both exited the band in 2011, but Zac later returned as the group's drummer. He remains with Williams and Taylor York as the three original members still with the group.
Williams is currently supporting her Petals for Armor solo album. The singer just announced a new 10" vinyl EP titled Self-Serenades that includes one new song alongside acoustic versions of tracks from the Petals for Armor album. Learn more and pre-order that release here.
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