NewsAugust 25, 2023 3:18 PM ET6,850 views

Thy Art Is Murder vocalist CJ McMahon issues statement following social media backlash

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Shortly after declaring his plan to leave social media and create an OnlyFans account due to the backlash over offensive comments against the transgender community that he had previously posted online, CJ McMahon, the frontman of Thy Art Is Murder, has resurfaced. He issued a statement addressing his remarks that were no longer visible on social platforms, after the band made it clear that they stand in support of transgender rights.

In McMahon's recent video, he gave an apology, stating that his "intentions were never to display any form of transphobia." 

You can watch and read his statement below:

Hey guys, CJ here, just wanted to make this video to apologize to everybody that's been upset and offended by the video that I shared and commented horribly on Instagram a few days ago. My intentions weren't to be transphobic in any way, shape or form. And now it's gotten to the point that it really doesn't matter what my intentions were.

I apologize to the LGBTQ+ community and their allies and the people that support them. And I thought I did support them, but obviously my video that I shared and commented horribly on has proved otherwise. To my friends that I have that are trans, please don't take this as me being transphobic. My intentions were very different to be anything other than that.

And I apologize to my band that aren't standing with me and I don't blame them, so yeah, I don't know what to say. I'm sorry.

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