Paramore Respond to “Blatant Racism”

Hayley Williams and Paramore have responded to the “blatant racism” after a Republican leader objected to a ceremonial resolution honoring the Grammy winners:

”For those that don’t know, Allison Russell is an incredibly talented musician and songwriter. Her music spans genres with strong ties to the Folk/Americana scenes. You might have seen her on the Grammy stage performing with the great Joni Mitchell. Oh, she is also Black. She’s a brilliant Black woman,” Williams said in a lengthy statement provided to The Tennessean. “The blatant racism of our state leadership is embarrassing and cruel. Myself, as well as Paramore, will continue to encourage young people to show up to vote with equality in mind.