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Ashley Cadwallader Leaves Smalls

Posted by - 10:03 AM on 07/23/14
Ashley Cadwallader has left Smalls. PropertyOfZack is reporting this is due to homophobia from her bandmates.
After months of struggling with the decision, Cadwallader realized she could no longer take the abuse and vitriole [sic] thrown at her by her own bandmates because they refused the accept the fact that she is gay.

The band has sent in a message to POZ, denying any homophobia or abuse:
Her leaving the band was a professional break. It had nothing to do with my past relationship with her, or who she is as a person. Iíve always expressed nothing but love, and respect to not only her but the people around me. I grew up with a home with a mother who taught me well; love others unconditionally. it doesnít matter who they are. evil, Christian, gay, atheist. thereís absolutely no room for homophobia , sexism, or racism not just in the punk rock community but in this world. itís extremely hurtful to hear someone who we backed so hard and stood behind for the past 2-3 years turn the way she did.

Ashley has sent in a lengthy post to POZ, she denies she left the band due to homophobia:
Not once did I ever say my former band mates were homophobic. I take that extremely seriously and I donít want anyone calling them that. All I said was I quit Iím going home, and then a friendís statement was taken and posted out of context on almost every social media blog. Smalls is not homophobic.
 
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10:06 AM on 07/23/14
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that's not very punk rock of them.
10:07 AM on 07/23/14
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Never even heard of this band and I will definitely not be checking them out after this.
10:09 AM on 07/23/14
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How awful, good for her for making that decision and standing up for herself. Fuck those guys.
10:27 AM on 07/23/14
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Wow that sucks... I know her vaguely from a Facebook group we're both part of and she seems like a really cool person.
10:28 AM on 07/23/14
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Man, what the fuck. That's terrible. What shitty people if this is true.
10:28 AM on 07/23/14
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Good for her. Fuck them.
10:31 AM on 07/23/14
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Never even heard of this band and I will definitely not be checking them out after this.

Exactly what I came here to say.
10:43 AM on 07/23/14
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Seems weird that she was in a band with people like that in the first place.
10:43 AM on 07/23/14
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Don't want to joke about such a serious topic, but I wanted to write "You're Killing Me Smalls" as the title. Consider that band's career done after this is out there. Just gross.

Also:

Nice lack of any source Dying Scene:

"According to recent reports"

Quote the entire write-up from POZ's article.

Zero link.
10:56 AM on 07/23/14
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I have never heard of this band. Regardless, it's an unfortunate situation.
10:56 AM on 07/23/14
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This band is local - fuck them.

(The remaining bandmates, I mean).
11:00 AM on 07/23/14
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We have a statement from On My Honor here: http://propertyofzack.com/post/92648...ases-statement

Looking to get firm statements from Ashley and the remaining members of the band themselves to clear up the situation further
11:09 AM on 07/23/14
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UTG:

According to sources, the frontwoman’s decision was prompted by continuous abuse from her own bandmates, who apparently were uncomfortable with the fact that she is gay. Follow the jump to read a full statement from an anonymous individual close to the situation.


Quote entire write-up.

Zero link.
11:26 AM on 07/23/14
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"One bandmate being her ex."

I would tend to think this usually wouldn't be a good idea.

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