Quote: Originally Posted by Mokkajava
Remember when the Barenaked Ladies were an unknown name in Canada... denied their Canada Day performance based on their name... then shot to the top of Canadian ...and then American Charts??
Best publicity they ever had
Yes because of their name not because they were a white power unit........
“A band with racist and anti-Semitic ideas has no place in Montreal,” Karine Fortier wrote in the alert. “Montreal must remain a safe place for everyone and where racist people who think they have an opening to express their discriminatory ideas must meet with resistance.”
Marcotte denied the charge or far right/Nazi ties to either his festival or Graveland, noting in a statement that Fudali held “distressing” views but they were in the past, and that bands invited in the past featured Asian and Black musicians. Fudali himself noted an October post on the band’s website (external - login to view)
acknowledging that there were pictures of him and members of the now-defunct Polish Nazi band Honor