In today’s political political climate, anyone with any type platform needs to be watching their rhetoric. Simple lines and sound bites can be taken out context, and entire careers can be shattered. But it is hard to take the words James Pullen (formerly signed to Hospital Records) in any other context than how he meant them.
It all happened in the recent wake the cancelation Donald Trump’s visit to the UK. Pullen, who goes under the alias MITSABISHI, attacked London’s mayor on social media. He goes on to say that Sadiq Khan is not a true Englishman due to his opposition to many Trump’s nationalistic views on immigration and other policies:
It can be tough to read, as his remarks were quick to draw responses and condemnation from many social media users. MITSABISHI doubled down on his sentiments, lashing back with a string heightened racial slurs. He even went as far as to refer to one Twitter user as a “chimp”. Just taking a quick scroll through some the comments on his social media reveals screen shots him saying things much worst than I am comfortable covering in this article.
Shortly after the backlash associated on social media, MITSABISHI once again took to Facebook to address the issue. His half-apology attributes his actions to his PTSD from past events in his life. Much like we learned with Ten Walls’ indecent remarks in recent years, insensitivity can kill careers. . . but only time will tell.