Liverpool band Bird horrified after BNP leader Nick Griffin praises their music. Far-right politician had said he was a big fan of Bird on Twitter, praising their “brilliant sounds and powerful lyrics”

Liverpool band Bird

Liverpool band were horrified to find out British National Party leader Nick Griffin was endorsing them online.

The far-right politician had said he was a big fan of Bird on Twitter, praising their “brilliant sounds and powerful lyrics”, and telling people they were “going to be huge”.

But their record label hit back at the BNP leader, shunning his support and called his party “unnecessary in modern Britain.”

They said the BNP was “designed to give fear to the British public.”

Users of the social networking said the band, who have a loyal following in Liverpool, would hate to see themselves associated with Mr Griffin, whose bodyguard Martin Reynolds was arrested in St Helens last weekend after accusations of homophobic abuse.

But he lashed out against them, describing their opposition to his party’s views as bigoted.

He complained that because Adele Emmas, their lead singer, was “part oriental” she was “safe from the bigotry of ‘anti-racists’.”

Fans replied to Mr Griffin’s tweets saying the band, who are currently working on their new album, would not want to be associated with the controversial figure.

In a statement their record label said the band would “never allow the BNP to use their music for campaigns,” and pointed out the band were supporting Rodriguez – a musician who campaigned against apartheid – on their forthcoming tour.

from the Liverpool Echo .

By Alan Selby

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