Foster The People’s Mark Foster apologizes to Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds
Mark Foster of Foster The People took to social media on Wednesday to publicly apologize to Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds after Foster threw major shade during an interview.
Last September, while chatting with ALT 105.7’s Wendy Rollins, Foster was asked what the band does with the music that doesn’t make their albums. Foster quickly replied, “We give it to Imagine Dragons.” Both bands have long been compared to each other and apparently Foster had had enough.
But on Wednesday, the lead vocalist took to Twitter to write an apology to Reynolds and the rest of Imagine Dragons.
“I have been burdened by something that I feel I need to amend… in a passing moment last year, I let some words come out of my mouth that don’t reflect who I am, or what I stand for,” he wrote. “As people with platforms there comes a responsibility to lead by example. I truly believe that if artists are supportive of each other and stood together, united that we can be a positive healing force in the world.”
Foster then revealed he hopes to see a change in himself, “I have always thought of myself as being shoulder to shoulder on that frontline, but I think along the way I lost some of my focus.”
He added, “I’m not writing this because someone asked me too. I’m not sending to my team or label or anybody for their thoughts to approve. This is just me unfiltered saying I was wrong and I’m sorry.”
Foster signed off by promising Reynolds his support in the future, writing, “Keep fighting the good fight, Dan. You have my pledge to work alongside you if you ever need a hand. Much respect to you and continued success in your music.”
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