A few thoughts... pic.twitter.com/RYGCKojzqI— Hozier (@Hozier) June 6, 2020
Hozier posted a statement on Twitter, mentioning how his music wouldn't exist without Black influences, and how he will be diverting royalties from Jackboot Jump to Black Lives Matter and NAACP.
He also called out a Facebook fan group (Hozier 24/7) who were deleting posts that mentioned Black Lives Matter, as 'they wanted to make everyone comfortable'.
I have been stunned by their qualities time and time again. It would therefore be of great sadness to me to find that fans struggled to extend open hearts and ears to one another at a time when the topics of discussion are, literally, life and death for the Black community 2/3— Hozier (@Hozier) June 7, 2020
As always I am so grateful to have your incredible kindness and support at my back - I just hope that same thoughtful support is something you can offer one another right now. It’s an ethos I've seen and been inspired by in my fans, and an ethos that has driven much of my work 3/— Hozier (@Hozier) June 7, 2020