Metal Band Furious With CNN For Labeling Them Racist
The author of the CNN article, Anti-Defamation League's Lonnie Nasatir was attempting to explain the "white pride" music scene that mass murderer Wade Page was reportedly a part of and included Hatebreed among the
Page murdered six people at Sikh temple in Wisconsin this past weekend and he reportedly had a checkered past which including being in two bands which according to mainstream media reports are part of the "white power" movement.
Once Hatebreed was listed among such bands, the group had a strong response via their Twitter account, which ultimately led to their name being removed from the report and CNN adding this update: "A previous version of this commentary incorrectly included the band Hatebreed in a list of white power bands. Hatebreed is a self-described 'hardcore metal' band. CNN regrets the error."
Hatebreed issued the following Twitter posts about the article:
"Again @CNN loses all respect. First they ignore the #FREERANDYBLYTHE story now they slander us. We demand a retraction & an apology. #hacks"
"Writers like Lonnie Nasatir are the reason why the American media is looked at as a complete joke. Shame on @CNN & @chicagoadl @cnnopinion"
"Our music brings people of all races together all over the world. @CNN @cnnopinion & @chicagoADL need to get their facts straight."
"Our name has been removed from the article. Thanks to all of our fans!"
"If Lonnie doesnt issue an apology we'll post his name & phone # for u guys to call & email him. Thanx everyone! Your dedication inspires us."
"Some things CNN & Lonnie Nasatir forgot to include in their story. Hatebreed have been nominated for a grammy, sold over a million albums and have toured all over the globe with bands like Ozzy, Slipknot, Lamb Of God & many others. We regret that they & the ADL - Anti-Defamation League (Chicago) allow such lazy journalism in their ranks."
"@CNN you took @hatebreed out of the list in your article but have you made an on air retraction and apology or at least a tweet?"