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The vocalist of the alternative rock band Paramore, Hayley Williams, spoke on Twitter last Wednesday (28) explaining that one of the former members left the band for making homophobic comments.

“There is a reason that there are only three people at Paramore. Surprise, haters, it’s not because of me” – said Williams“Paramore doesn’t agree with religious and political beliefs that make our LGBTQIA+ fans, friends and family feel abandoned and hopeless. And if you don’t agree with that, you can go where all the former Paramore members went, which is for anywhere other than Paramore “- added.

Williams did not directly quote, but it is believed that she is referring to Josh Farro, the band’s former guitarist, who left in 2011. A printout of a comment made on Facebook is circulating, and he compares homosexuality to pedophilia.

Paramore vocalist comments on expulsion of former homophobic member

“We must accept that pedophilia is a sexual preference” – would have said Farro “No, we shouldn’t. It is not a preference, it is a perversion like homosexuality. ‘We are talking about sexual orientation, something that we simply cannot change’, according to the speaker. Also known as accepting pedophilia as normal. This is a subtle tactic to brainwash people to a state of tolerance. Then, from tolerance to acceptance. And from acceptance to defense “

It’s worth saying that Hayley Williams released her first solo album this year,”Petals for Armor“and her first single was the song “Simmer “, released on January 22. The original idea was for her to tour to promote her newest work, but plans have changed due to the covid-19 pandemic. This album is considered more emotional and melodic when compared to the work with Paramore, showing another “face” of the singer with inspirations in Janet Jackson and Bjork, but maintaining the essence that gave her success.

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Jornalista formado pela PUC do Rio de Janeiro, dedicou sua vida a falar sobre cultura nerd/geek. Gay desde que se entende por gente, sempre teve desejo de trabalhar com o público LGBT+ e crê que a informação é a a melhor arma contra qualquer tipo de "fobia"