Dayton-based indie rock band Good English has been dropped from shows local and national in the aftermath of one of its members defending the character of her childhood friend Brock Turner, convicted in a Stanford sexual assault case.
Three local music venues have cancelled Good English upcoming performances.
Local eatery Jimmie’s Ladder 11 has cancelled the band’s July 2 show at the restaurant.
While Jimmie’s Ladder 11 did host “Good English” in a previously scheduled show on Monday night, manager Brad Hall said staff was unaware of the news of Rasmussen’s letter until later that night.
“We don’t stand for that,” Hall said.
The Dayton Music, Art & Film Festival announced on Facebook that the band will be removed from this year’s festival.
In their post, they stated: “We have been informed of the situation regarding a member of Good English and a letter written in support of Brock Turner… We do not support any such action, and will be removing them from the festival. The safety and comfort of everyone who attends our festival is number one to us. Such actions should not be defended, friend or not.”
Ladyfest Dayton also has removed “Good English” from its lineup for this fall. Event organizers could not be reached for comment.
Nationally, The Northside Festival, held in Brooklyn, N.Y., has announced that “Good English” would be axed from the festival’s lineup. The band was scheduled to play on Thursday and Friday.
“Good English” was also scheduled to play at Industry City Distillery, a Brooklyn bar, on Saturday. However, when asked if the establishment would still be hosting the band this weekend, manager Ronak Parikh said, “Absolutely not.”
“We have zero tolerance for the act that was committed, or the justifying of that act,” Parikh said.
Although “Good English” is slated to play at two other Brooklyn bars this weekend, managers at those venues were not available for comment on whether or not the shows would still occur.