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Statement from Maura from Mixtapes

Posted by - 02:01 PM on 06/22/14
We've received the following message from Maura from Mixtapes in regard to yesterday's Warped Tour performance.
To clear the air a bit:

First of all, I wanted to say that what Ryan said was wrong and that I'm sorry for it, even if he isn't. As many of you may know who know Mixtapes, what was said on stage the other day was meant to be a joke and was said in a sarcastic manner. Ryan corrected himself on stage shortly after.

That being said, there are some things that just shouldn't be joked about in the first place and sexual assault is one of them. I know personally as I've been kissed and touched without permission multiple times on stage and off since being in Mixtapes and having people make light of that or act like it is nothing is super damaging.

I don't support this in any way and on my behalf, am really sorry that this was said.
 
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02:08 PM on 06/22/14
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Reads legit.
02:09 PM on 06/22/14
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I love Maura, she is a wonderful person and my daughters think of her as a big sister.
02:12 PM on 06/22/14
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I guess my biggest question in all of this is, what does this statement or her saying "no" during his rant, do?

Why not kick the guy out, quit and form another band? I know that Maura quitting wouldn't stop this guy, but you're telling me that they can't find a suitable replacement to play power chords and yell into a mic? At least stop giving him a freaking microphone to run your morals through the mud.

From my understanding, he's said offensive stuff repeatedly and I'm willing to bet that he continues to. At what point as a person do you say "I really don't support this type of behavior and whatever my return is for being in this band, isn't enough" and cut ties? We've seen it happen with numerous bands (TDS, For Today), so what's stopping her?
02:13 PM on 06/22/14
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There is gonna be some awkward tension in that van for the next 2 weeks. Warped routing has quite the long drives. I thought that a lot of people on here liked the band but after reading through the thread everyone was hating on them. Don't let one bad apple spoil the bunch.
02:17 PM on 06/22/14
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I guess my biggest question in all of this is, what does this statement or her saying "no" during his rant, do?

Why not kick the guy out, quit and form another band? I know that Maura quitting wouldn't stop this guy, but you're telling me that they can't find a suitable replacement to play power chords and yell into a mic? At least stop giving him a freaking microphone to run your morals through the mud.

From my understanding, he's said offensive stuff repeatedly and I'm willing to bet that he continues to. At what point as a person do you say "I really don't support this type of behavior and whatever my return is for being in this band, isn't enough" and cut ties? We've seen it happen with numerous bands (TDS, For Today), so what's stopping her?
Because life doesn't revolve around you and your definition of forgiveness. Let it be.
02:25 PM on 06/22/14
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Because life doesn't revolve around you and your definition of forgiveness. Let it be.
Is that the problem though? Everyone just "lets it be" and nothing is solved. But that's fine, judging by your interactions on this site, you don't really seem like a "part of the solution" person anyways.

You have a good day now.
02:25 PM on 06/22/14
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Respect to her for handling this so well in light of his inability to do so.
02:25 PM on 06/22/14
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I still won't support Mixtapes, but this was a good statement.
02:27 PM on 06/22/14
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I'm delighted that she's made a statement.
02:27 PM on 06/22/14
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I'm glad she's speaking up about it
02:31 PM on 06/22/14
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I guess my biggest question in all of this is, what does this statement or her saying "no" during his rant, do?

Why not kick the guy out, quit and form another band? I know that Maura quitting wouldn't stop this guy, but you're telling me that they can't find a suitable replacement to play power chords and yell into a mic? At least stop giving him a freaking microphone to run your morals through the mud.

From my understanding, he's said offensive stuff repeatedly and I'm willing to bet that he continues to. At what point as a person do you say "I really don't support this type of behavior and whatever my return is for being in this band, isn't enough" and cut ties? We've seen it happen with numerous bands (TDS, For Today), so what's stopping her?

Classic message board pile on. Maybe the guy is an asshole, but you and everyone else are being way too dramatic. I hate when this place turns into an echo chamber.
02:31 PM on 06/22/14
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Good for her for not backing down. Maura rules.
02:34 PM on 06/22/14
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I'm really glad she said this. It will be interesting to see what their next moves are.
02:36 PM on 06/22/14
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Great statement from Maura. Doesn't absolve Ryan of guilt and I'm surprised he hasn't issued a statement himself.

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