As an entertainer in the public eye, I'm perfectly aware of the fact that it is usually not a good idea to get political, as my entire job is to get people to like what I do and not alienate my fans old and new. But recently, my country's recently elected President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order that alienated people of 7 Muslim-majority countries by banning them from traveling or immigrating to the United States. While not surprised at this action, as a proud American citizen that is a descend Irish immigrants, I am furious that my country's leader would do something so immoral that goes against every value that our founding fathers wrote into our constitution and fought a bloody battle against Great Britain to preserve. Not only that, fans of my music come from all faiths, all races, all economic statuses, all sexual orientations, and all gender identities, and I'm not about to alienate a single one of them. Lucky for me, I've got a big ally on my side.
In a recent press release, Bandcamp announced that this Friday, February 3rd 2017, it will donate 100% of their share of all purchases made that day to the American Civil Liberties Union, who are working to oppose President Trump's aforementioned executive order. With that in mind, I invite all members of SJ Nation to buy my single "Elephant In A Jar" exclusively through my Bandcamp page linked here. I will also donate all of my proceeds made that day to the ACLU to aid in the fight.
To all of my fans that support President Trump's travel ban and feel like I'm alienating you, shoving something down your throats, etc, just know I'm not doing that. I'm not forcing you to do anything. and I respect your difference of opinion, another thing our founding fathers fought for. I'm simply sharing my beliefs and acting on them in a way that multiple people can get on board with should they choose to.