UK drum and bass producer Mistabishi faced intense criticism from peers and fans earlier this week when he made multiple racist remarks regarding fellow London citizens as well as Muslim mayor Sadiq Khan. As a result of his actions, his entire catalog from legendary label Hospital Records was scrubbed, and all profits made from his music on the label were donated to an anti-hate charity.
Later Monday, Mistabishi posted an apology on his Facebook – or, at least, what he thought was an apology. When you start your apology with “I shouldn’t have to apologize” you’re not off to a good start. He blamed part of his agitation and opinions on PTSD “from various things […] I’ve seen here over the years.” However, people weren’t having any of it.
I shouldn't have to apologize for my concerns about spiraling crime rates and social disintegration in my own…
Posted by Mistabishi on Monday, January 15, 2018
He followed up the next morning with a more subdued response, starting with, “Thank you all for making me see how far from the path of balance I strayed.” A better start than his previous “apology” to be certain.
Thank you all for making me see how far from the path of balance I strayed. I've always met people under the assumption…
Posted by Mistabishi on Tuesday, January 16, 2018
He then offered one last statement yesterday morning, brushing off any claims that his career was now over, calling it a hobby of his from the beginning. He resents being called a Nazi, saying it was the “only that that got to me.”
Always been a hobbyist with music so all the "career suicide" stuff from media dj promo types is water off a duck's…
Posted by Mistabishi on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Whatever does come of Mistabishi’s words, it’s clear that he will have no new fans for years to come.