Music News

Mumford & Sons' Winston Marshall tweets support for right-wing figure Andy Ngo

Jason Koerner/Getty Images

Mumford & Sons started trending on Twitter over the weekend after guitarist and banjo player Winston Marshall tweeted his support for controversial right-wing figure Andy Ngo.

In the tweet, which has since been deleted, Marshall congratulated Ngo on the release of his new book, which is titled Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.

“Finally had time to read your important book,” Marshall wrote. “You’re a brave man.”

Marshall’s comments were met with comments from fans and non-fans alike, who responded with tweets including, “The whole world learning that Mumford & Sons are fascist sympathizers is the best thing to happen to Nickelback in years.”

Back in 2018, Mumford & Sons members Marshall, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane posed for a photo with the similarly controversial conservative figure Jordan Peterson.

By Josh Johnson
Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.