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Depeche Mode responds to Richard Spencer’s alt-right accusations
The iconic British band is gearing up for a new tour.
On Thursday, alt-right punching bag Richard Spencer was reportedly escorted out of CPAC, but not before he offered up some of his views on music. Speaking with New York Magazine correspondent, Spencer claimed “Depeche Mode is the official band of the alt-right.”
Richard Spencer, asked if he likes rock music, says “Depeche Mode is the official band of the alt-right.”
— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) February 23, 2017
Depeche Mode, the British group behind hits like “Personal Jesus,” “Everything Counts,” and “People Are People” is gearing up for a tour and likely didn’t think it’d have to respond to something like this. But Esquire reached out for comment, and the band’s representative said it’s “pretty ridiculous”:
“Depeche Mode has no ties to Richard Spencer or the alt-right and does not support the alt-right movement.”
Spencer later said he’s “obviously joking,” a familiar refrain for guys who fancy themselves comedians these days. However, “Personal Jesus” does have the the perfect punchable rhythm for Super Deluxe’s Punch a Nazi!! game, and someone has already added “Just Can’t Get Enough” to the video of Spencer getting punched in the face.
Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.