Paramore remove poster featuring names of police brutality victims from sale following criticism

Paramore remove poster featuring names of police brutality
victims from sale following criticism, Shop Ticket Snatchers

Paramore have
removed posters honouring victims of police brutality from sale
following a slew of criticism.

The posters were based the band’s artwork for their album
‘Riot!’ and were designed by a fan, replacing the album’s
title with the names of those killed at the hands of the
police.

Paramore began selling prints of the poster online, donating
proceeds to the NAACP and Color Of Change. However, the
sales drew some backlash from fans who pointed out more appropriate
ways to help.

“We know your intentions weren’t bad but seeing the names of
Black dead people due to police brutality hanging on a wall as some
sort of ‘art piece’ doesn’t sit right,” tweeted
@brickredroorn. “You could hire Black artists that do some
amazing work to make Paramore merch and donate the money.”

we know your intentions
weren’t bad but seeing the names of black dead people due to police
brutality hanging on a wall as some sort of “art piece” doesn’t sit
right. you could hire black artists that do some amazing work to
make paramore merch and donate the moneyParamore remove poster featuring names of police brutality
victims from sale following criticism, Shop Ticket Snatchers

— mora Paramore remove poster featuring names of police brutality
victims from sale following criticism, Shop Ticket Snatchers (@brickredroorn)
July 10, 2020

Frontwoman Hayley Williams
addressed fans’ comments in a series of since-deleted tweets,
confirming the poster would be taken off sale. “Last month,
people seemed to love it when it got shared,†she explained.
“And truly, we wanted to signal boost it and create another small
way to help give to orgs who are fighting against racial
inequalities and injustices.

“That being said, it does no good if it causes more offense
than it honors the actual cause. This is no slight to the fan who
designed it. However, the last thing we, as white people, should do
in the midst of this is cause more confusion and potential
harm.â€

Williams thanked the band’s fans for “calling it like they
see it†and “continuing to educate and have hard conversations.
“To those who saw the poster and were triggered, I am really
sorry,†she added. “We are passionate about this issue and will
continue to deepen our understanding.â€

Super grateful for you all
taking a step back to reevaluate and also protecting the artist who
designed it! I really hope you all don’t give up on the idea
completely but center Black women appropriately moving forward. It
may be as simple as branding the poster differentlyParamore remove poster featuring names of police brutality
victims from sale following criticism, Shop Ticket Snatchers

— Mars. (@MarsinCharge)
July 10, 2020

“Super grateful for you all taking a step back to reevaluate
and also protecting the artist who designed it!†Responded
@MarsinCharge. “I really hope you all don’t give up on the idea
completely but centre Black women appropriately moving forward. It
may be as simple as branding the poster differently.â€

Last month,
Williams called for the Confederate emblem to be removed from
Mississippi’s state flag
. It is the last state in the US to
feature the symbol, which was added to its flag in 1894.

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Paramore remove poster featuring names of police brutality victims
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Paramore have
removed posters honouring victims of police brutality from sale
following a slew of criticism.
Read more:
Hayley Williams: “Women’s rage has been such a catalyst for
beautiful things”
The posters were based the band’s artwork for their album
‘Riot!’ and were designed by a fan, replacing the album’s
title with the names of those killed at the hands of the
police.
Paramore began selling prints of the poster online, donating
proceeds to the NAACP and Color Of Change. However, the
sales drew some backlash from fans who pointed out more appropriate
ways to help.
“We know your intentions weren’t bad but seeing the names of
Black dead people due to police brutality hanging on a wall as some
sort of ‘art piece’ doesn’t sit right,” tweeted
@brickredroorn. “You could hire Black artists that do some
amazing work to make Paramore merch and donate the money.”

we know your intentions
weren’t bad but seeing the names of black dead people due to police
brutality hanging on a wall as some sort of “art piece” doesn’t sit
right. you could hire black artists that do some amazing work to
make paramore merch and donate the money
— mora (@brickredroorn)
July 10, 2020

Frontwoman Hayley Williams
addressed fans’ comments in a series of since-deleted tweets,
confirming the poster would be taken off sale. “Last month,
people seemed to love it when it got shared,†she explained.
“And truly, we wanted to signal boost it and create another small
way to help give to orgs who are fighting against racial
inequalities and injustices.
“That being said, it does no good if it causes more offense
than it honors the actual cause. This is no slight to the fan who
designed it. However, the last thing we, as white people, should do
in the midst of this is cause more confusion and potential
harm.â€
Williams thanked the band’s fans for “calling it like they
see it†and “continuing to educate and have hard conversations.
“To those who saw the poster and were triggered, I am really
sorry,†she added. “We are passionate about this issue and will
continue to deepen our understanding.â€

Super grateful for you all
taking a step back to reevaluate and also protecting the artist who
designed it! I really hope you all don’t give up on the idea
completely but center Black women appropriately moving forward. It
may be as simple as branding the poster differently
— Mars. (@MarsinCharge)
July 10, 2020

“Super grateful for you all taking a step back to reevaluate
and also protecting the artist who designed it!†Responded
@MarsinCharge. “I really hope you all don’t give up on the idea
completely but centre Black women appropriately moving forward. It
may be as simple as branding the poster differently.â€

Last month,
Williams called for the Confederate emblem to be removed from
Mississippi’s state flag. It is the last state in the US to
feature the symbol, which was added to its flag in 1894.
The post
Paramore remove poster featuring names of police brutality victims
from sale following criticism appeared first on NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries,
Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM.

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