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Mumford & Sons Member Winston Marshall Quits Band Amid Controversy

Mumford & Sons Member Winston Marshall Quits Band Amid Controversy

Winston Marshall is leaving Mumford & Sons.

The 33-year-old banjo player quit the folk-rock group following a controversial post praising right-wing journalist Andy Ngo‘s Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy on social media.

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He confirmed the news in a lengthy post on Medium.

In the post, he said that his polarizing political views meant he would need to “remain and continue to self-censor,” but that it would “erode my sense of integrity.”

“The only way forward for me is to leave the band. I hope in distancing myself from them I am able to speak my mind without them suffering the consequences. I leave with love in my heart and I wish those three boys nothing but the best. I have no doubt that their stars will shine long into the future. I will continue my work with Hong Kong Link Up and I look forward to new creative projects as well as speaking and writing on a variety of issues, challenging as they may be.”

He previously stepped away from the group in March due to the controversy.

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