Trapt Singer Chris Taylor Brown Vows To Sue Facebook
Trapt frontman Chris Taylor Brown is vowing to sue Facebook after the band’s official page on the social media platform was removed for allegedly violating community standards.
The action was taken after Brown posted an image of a Proud Boy holding Lady Liberty with the words: “Don’t Worry Girl, We Got You.”
Proud Boys has been labelled a white supremacist group by U.S. intelligence agencies.
“For posting this pic and saying the same thing in the post, Facebook has completely deleted the TRAPT FB account,” tweeted Brown, a vocal supporter of outgoing U.S. president Donald Trump. “They said don’t use the phrase ‘Proud Boys.’ I specifically told FB trapt fans that I could not say the name. I will be suing Facebook.”
He later tweeted: “I have never engaged in ‘hate’ speech. A picture of someone carrying lady liberty cannot be hate speech. People talking about defending Americans while protesting also not hate speech. All will be proven in court for the group and myself.”
Brown said Facebook, which also deleted his personal Instagram profile, “really has it out for me” and is “only about escape, distraction, and lies.”
Trapt, best known for its 2002 hit “Headstrong," has released eight studio albums since 1999. Its latest, Shadow Work, reportedly sold only 600 copies in its first week (Brown claimed the figure is closer to 4,000). Back in May, a tweet from Trapt boasted that the new album "is the best piece of music trapt has put out and probably one of the top 5 albums that will ever exist for all of time."
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