Was Josh Farro thrown out of Paramore? Hayley Williams allegedly shades former band member over anti-LGBTQ views

Even though Hayley did not address her tweets to a particular member of the band, fans were quick to speculate it was about former guitarist Farro who left the band in 2011


                            Was Josh Farro thrown out of Paramore? Hayley Williams allegedly shades former band member over anti-LGBTQ views
Josh Farro and Hayley Williams (Getty Images)

Singer Hayley Williams has taken a subtle dig at one the former members of her rock band Paramore over anti-LGBTQ+ views and beliefs. The 31-year-old American singer-songwriter took to her official Twitter account and posted, "There’s a reason there are only 3 people left in @paramore. surprise, haters, it ain’t cause of me. paramore do not condone religiously/politically dogmatic beliefs which leave our LGBTQ+ friends, fans, & family feeling abandoned and hopeless.”



 

Continuing her tweet in a thread, she further said, “And ya know, if that doesn’t jive with you, well, feel free to go to where all past members of paramore have gone which is literally anywhere else but paramore. to paramore’s LGBTQ+ family (and @ColormeBrian i am talkin straight to you) you are full of love and you are loved.”



 

Even though Hayley did not address her tweets to a particular former member of the band, fans were quick to speculate that it was former guitarist Josh Farro who left the band in 2011 to pursue a solo career. One of the screenshots from his controversial blog also made its way to Twitter where he had earlier compared homosexuality with pedophilia.

One user tweeted the screenshot of the blog and stated, "I mean josh did a whole a** blog post and video about it, that’s why. But a few years ago josh was outed as a trump supporter and now this so I take whatever he says with a grain of salt.” Another user spoke about Hayley’s tweet and said, “Paramore was such a source of solace to me as a gay teen - warms my heart to see this spelled out even tho I already knew this was where you three stood.”

One added, “Imagine calling LGBTQ+ people 'perverse' when your religion is meant to be based in compassion and loving thy neighbour... on the flip side, you gave the gays sugar on the rim, so who’s the winner here.” Another expressed, “I feel kinda of a relief reading this from u. i know you have your own convictions and never ever disrespected your lgbt fans. thank you for being honest with us the whole time.” One user posted, “WAIT HE WROTE THE SONGS UGH WE CAN NEVER WIN!! i wanna listen to i caught myself in peace.”



 



 



 



 



 

Along with his younger brother Zac, Farro was a founding member of the band Paramore, where he served as the band's lead guitarist and backing vocalist from 2004 until his exit. Farro is also credited as a co-writer on almost every track on Paramore's first three albums with Williams and occasionally Taylor York.

Talking about Williams, she recently announced her brand new acoustic EP titled ‘Petals for Armor: Self-Serenades’, which is slated to hit the internet on December 18, 2020.  

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