In yet another instance of metal artists falling down far right conspiracy rabbit holes and disappointing everyone in the process, Thy Art Is Murder frontman CJ McMahon deleted his Instagram account after receiving backlash for sharing anti-trans content and openly wishing death on someone.
According to third-party accounts (since his initial post was reported and removed by moderators), McMahon had posted a piece of anti-trans content by far-right provocateur Matt Walsh. In it, a woman is asking her toddler if she’s a boy of a girl, to which the child says “both.” The mother then accepts that answer and says “okay, you’re both.” Pretty innocuous stuff in 2023.
Yet in a caption allegedly written by McMahon, the vocalist commented that the woman in the video “should be burned to death,” which got reported and taken down. That was apparently the final straw and it prompted to effectively take his ball and go home instead of face any criticism head on.
In a now deleted Instagram post, which you can see in the screenshots below, McMahon told his followers that he was “going off social media for good” as a result of the push back, saying that he’d only make posts to promote TAIM and would not be returning messages on any platforms.
He said he would, however, open a non-nude, non-sexual OnlyFans so he can post his own content, seemingly without restrictions. Which may be a bit problematic since OnlyFans’ Acceptable Use Policy explicitly says you can’t “upload, post, display, or publish Content on OnlyFans that is illegal, fraudulent, defamatory, hateful, discriminatory, threatening or harassing, or which encourages or promotes violence or any illegal activity.” That last bit there about not encouraging violence is of particular importance here, since the post that got McMahon in hot water in the first place allegedly had him doing just that.
For your own edification, below are some screenshots providing additional context to what’s going on. Either way, this can be be good for the band, who need McMahon to help promote their new album Godlike. available on September 15.
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