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A member of Lana Del Rey’s team apologizes after insulting Brazilians

Recording engineer Will Whitney said that country “doesn’t deserve live music” and that he “can’t wait to go home”. Social media posts angry netizens

Tour technical team member Wool Del Rey, Will Whitney apologized after cursing Brazilians on social media. In a since-deleted post, he said the country “doesn’t deserve live music” and said he “can’t wait to go home”, stating that his cell phone was stolen during a visit to Brazil.

“I would like to apologize for my post about being robbed in Rio. The experience really shook me and I wrote this post at the height of my emotions. I know it could have happened anywhere and to generalize about anyone or anywhere is generally unfair to the most people. . I should know better. I’ve been to Brazil many times with many different artists and always had a great time,” he said in a new post.

He continued: “I’ve been to Brazil many times with many different artists and I’ve always had a great time. People have always been kind to me. The show in Rio was incredible and the fans are the most passionate (and loudest) in the world and no one deserves live music more than Brazil”.

The sound engineer unpublished with the insults this Wednesday afternoon, 31, and his account on Instagram is closed.

Lana Del Rey will perform next Saturday, 3, as the main attraction of the festival in Vale do Anhangabaú in downtown São Paulo.

Netizens accused him of xenophobia

Last Sunday the 28th, Will Whitney wrote on Instagram: “Just had my phone stolen from my hands by a piece of shit on a motorcycle. Fuck this whole country. They don’t deserve live music. Can’t wait to go go home”. He even used the hashtags “Fuck Brazil”, “human trash” and “shit hole” in the post.

Whitney did not disclose the city where he was robbed in the decision, but did include the location of the Rio de Janeiro Jockey Club, where Lana performed at the festival. MITASaturday 27.

Brazilian netizens rioted with the statement. Although the sound engineer closed the post for comment, they have flooded Whitney’s other publications, criticizing him and accusing him of xenophobia.

Source: Terra

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