Artists Come Out to Speak Out About Weekend Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Dave Matthews Band, Lorde, Pete WentzLady Gaga and John Legend are among the artists to speak out against Saturday’s white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia and criticize Donald Trump‘s refusal to condemn white supremacy by name. Dave Matthews Band, which started in the Charlottesville music scene in the early Nineties, wrote they were “all disgusted by the acts of racist, hate-filled terrorism in our hometown this weekend.”

In the aftermath of the horrific events in Charlottesville, where one woman was killed when a white nationalist rammed his vehicle into counter-protesters following the Unite the Right rally, Lorde tweeted, “I just want to say I’m so, so sorry. All white people are responsible for this system’s thrive and fall. We have to do better. I’m sorry. Being a privileged white non-US citizen, I feel like tweeting to reinforce how horrific POC treatment here is unnecessary & inappropriate.”