Does He Realize? Protesters Not Satisfied With Wayne Coyne's Apology
The situation has grown bad on The Flaming Lips’ social media pages where message boards have turned into hate filled responses on both sides of the issue, often filled with racial slurs, including the comments section of the Rolling Stone interview. Most of the messages seem to be critical of Coyne, whose fans (and former fans) are attacking him for two reasons: Solidarity with Native Americans who are dismayed by the Pink Pony saga, and support of The Flaming Lips’ drummer, Kliph Scurlock, who Coyne says he fired because he was only technically competent and very negative. Many fans find it questionable that Scurlock would have been the band’s drummer for 14 years if Coyne’s accusations are true.
Louis Fowler says he will definitely continue this protest. “My greatest resource, my greatest talent is my writing, so I’ll use that and I’ll use whatever means I can. I never realized what a significant problem this is in our state. It’s been one of the most heartbreaking and soul draining things I’ve ever encountered in my life.”
“I think Wayne Coyne and Christina Fallin operate in a tower so tall they can't even see where their arrows are landing,” Samantha Crain said. “It is possible that my next move may be another protest. As long as they hold the beliefs that they do, I don't believe there is much forgiveness from the Native community to be had. ... However, if they want to read some books, interact with some tribal members, and take steps towards understanding and respecting the culture, then speak more about how their attitudes have changed, that, I think, would be grounds to supporting them, and forgiving them. I think they keep dragging it out because their lack of knowledge and understanding really convinces them that they've done nothing wrong.”
Wayne Coyne, Christina Fallin, and Echelon Salon Suites, Dry Bar, and Spa were all contacted for comments on this story. Coyne never returned our message, Fallin indicated that she would give a statement that Echelon Salon had prepared, but then texted that had a “low grade migraine” and could not make a comment.
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