The musician Winston Marshall joined Freddie Sayers at an UnHerd Live event.
Are the arts in crisis? This is the question raised by the case of Winston Marshall, a musician recently in the chart-topping band Mumford and Sons. Marshall found himself ‘cancelled’ earlier this year for recommending the book of prominent Right-wing journalist Andy Ngo discussing his dealings with the radical Left militant group, ANTIFA.
In the subsequent months, Marshall found himself subjected to a barrage of ideological attacks against him, his family, his friends and his fellow bandmates. He took the difficult decision to step down from his position in the band in an attempt to stop the outrage, only to find himself in the firing line again from self-styled ‘anti-woke’ commentators.
Listen to his story now, and don’t miss the highlights video from the event!
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00:00 – Winston’s story: leaving the band
04:34 – The apology
07:35 – Free speech and gatekeepers
13:10 – Wokeism
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