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Hayley Williams reaffirms support for LGBTQ+ community after alleged homophobic post by ex-bandmate

29 October 2020, 11:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Hayley Williams has reiterated Paramore's support for the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter following a homophobic post allegedly published by ex-Paramore bandmate Josh Farro.

Williams has shared some tweets in support of the LGBTQ+ community on Twitter, and has suggested that their intolerance for homophobia is why there's only three members of Paramore left.

According to Stereogum, Williams' tweets were uploaded after a homophobic post allegedy made by former Paramore bandmate Josh Farro was circulating online. Josh Farro left Paramore in 2010 with his brother Zac Farro (who later rejoined in 2017). In the post, Farro reportedly called pedophilia "a perversion just like homosexuality".

Williams wrote on Twitter yesterday (28 October), "there’s a reason there are only three people left in Paramore. Surprise, haters, it ain’t cause of me. Paramore do not condone religiously/politically dogmatic beliefs which leave our LGBTQ+ friends, fans, & family feeling abandoned and hopeless."

In a second tweet, she added, "and ya know, if that doesn’t jive with you, well, feel free to go to where all past members of Paramore have gone which is literally anywhere else but paramore. to Paramore’s LGBTQ+ family (and Brian J O'Connor i am talkin straight to you) you are full of love and you are loved."

On Tuesday (27 October) Williams announnced her new Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades EP. It'll feature acoustic versions of Petals For Armor tracks "Simmer" and "Why We Ever", as well as a new song titled "Find Me Here".

Hayley Williams' Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades EP will be released 18 December, and is available to pre-order now.
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