Nu-metal band Trapt have been banned from Twitter after they appeared to defend statutory rape in a series of controversial posts.
The latest blow to the group comes a month after they threatened legal action against Facebook, who banned them after a series of controversial right-wing tirades from singer Chris Taylor Brown.
According to Loudwire, their Twitter ban was sparked by a tweet from the Ill Tempered Podcast, sharing a clip of a new episode which focused on Brown’s inflammatory social media activities.
In the back and forth that is alleged to have occurred, the conversation took a dark turn as they began discussing pedophilia and statutory rape. His tweets have since been removed, but were screencapped by several users, and you can read them below.
— Sophia (BLIND SPACE BUNS) Narwitz (@SophNar0747) December 7, 2020
Chris Taylor Brown has also been a vocal Donald Trump supporter this year, with the band’s last post depicting the silhouette of a Proud Boy – complete with their signature Fred Perry logo, an association the clothing brand have strongly distanced themselves from – holding Lady Liberty, captioned: “Don’t Worry Girl, We Got You.”
The band’s endorsement of the far-right group led to their removal from Facebook, with Brown claiming his personal Instagram account has also been deleted.
They are yet to comment on their Twitter removal.