Mumford & Sons' Winston Marshall Slammed for Support of Right-Wing Agitator Andy Ngo
Marshall called Ngo a "brave man" for his "important" book about 'Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy'
Over the weekend, Marshall took to Twitter to praise Ngo's latest move on his mission to discredit leftist groups: a book laughably titled Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy.
Sharing a photo of the book — which comes complete with a note of praise from conservative talking head Tucker Carlson — Marshall wrote, "Congratulations @MrAndyNgo. Finally had the time to read your important book. You're a brave man."
Ngo and his anti-antifa beliefs shot to prominence in June 2019 upon attending a far-right rally and counter-protest in Portland. Footage from the event shows Ngo being punched and kicked, before being egged, sprayed with silly string, and having a milkshake dumped on his head.
Portland police would later tweet that the milkshakes being thrown by protesters may have been mixed with quick-dry cement, a flimsy claim conservative outlets including Fox News had no problem peddling to viewers.
In a review of Unmasked published last month in the Los Angeles Times, journalist Alexander Nazaryan wrote that Ngo's book "will do no more to help Americans understand antifa than Borat helped us understand Kazakhstan," deeming it "a cudgel for Trumpists to swing whenever they need to obscure their own complicity in events like the Capitol riot."
Marshall's tweet is not the first time Mumford & Sons have been called out for their embrace of controversial figures, after the banjo player, bassist Ted Dwane and keyboardist Ben Lovett welcomed Dr. Jordan Peterson to their studio in 2018.
i knew mumford and sons were narcs by the way he over articulated the word fucked in that one song— hyper relevisation (@Eve6) March 7, 2021
Who would have guessed the banjo guy from Mumford And Sons would come out against antifa? Nothing in his background suggested this pic.twitter.com/e6mW9K20pK— Eddie Robson (@EddieRobson) March 6, 2021
That fact this twat from Mumford is openly showing his support for continued oppression/fascism/the interests of greed, is almost normal now. He inhabits the same landscape most large bands do. Will exist in environments that offer a service to free minded people. It's fucked— Sleaford Mods (@sleafordmods) March 7, 2021
Absolutely cry-laughing at the fact that privately-educated hedge-fund-kid Winston the banjo player from Mumford & Sons tried to go by the stage name "WN5TN" for one of their albums. pic.twitter.com/KAoGagq1GS— Ellen Rose (@icklenellierose) March 7, 2021
wow, Mumford should not have let his sons get home-schooled by the YouTube algorithm— AntiFash Gordon (@AntiFashGordon) March 7, 2021
almost beautiful how britain's garbled class identifies are exemplified by the banjo playing 'mumford and son' - a literal aristocrat with far right adjacent views, cosplaying as a 19th century farmhand, singing twee commercial 'folk' songs about tilling the fields for harvest— Stan Account (@tristandross) March 7, 2021
i feel bad for all the right wingers that have to listen to and pretend to enjoy mumford & sons now pic.twitter.com/aw6PPVBdQ0— Wild Geerters (@classiclib3ral) March 7, 2021