Alexisonfire have announced that they will be donating the money they earned from their single “Complicit” to charity. The funds will go towards the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Black Lives Matter Toronto, and Black Youth Pathway.
The group commented:
“Alexisonfire have had a lot of discussions as to what our response should be to George Floyd’s murder and larger discussions of racial inequality both here and abroad.
Last year we released a single called ‘Complicit’. The song is about wanting to be an ally to people fighting for equality but at the same time, recognizing that regardless of how pure our intentions may be, we are complicit. We have benefited from a system that is inherently stacked in our favour: a system of racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia.
Alexisonfire acknowledges that the first step of recognition is meaningless without action. We’ve decided to donate $11,843.84 — all money (we) earned from the sale of the single, ‘Complicit’, along with any associated merchandise to Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Black Lives Matter Toronto and Black Youth Pathway To Industry
The five members of this band stand steadfast, yet imperfect, in our commitment to be better allies.
Smash the pillars of the white hetero patriarchy until the ruins are sand.