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PC Music's GFOTY refers to Malian musicians as a "tribal band" and “Bombay Bicycle Club blacked up”

GFOTY, an artist signed to indie buzz label PC Music, has come under fire for racist comments that appeared in a recent interview. The source of the interview has censored the original image of her iMessages, but theQuietus was able to get a screengrab of the original.




In her iMessage, GFOTY refers to Malian kora players Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté as “Bombay Bicycle Club blacked up.” She has since responded, saying that she was trying to make a joke about appropriation but her joke fell flat.







The original article can be viewed here:




Source:
https://twitter.com/theQuietus/status/607918655695945728
https://twitter.com/GFOTY/status/607960947160973312
https://twitter.com/GFOTY/status/607961047140573184
https://twitter.com/theQuietus/status/607901362647638016
Tags: music / musician (alternative and indie), music / musician (electronic), nobody, race / racism
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