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Revenge Season break up, singer issues apology

Friday, February 08, 2019 7:48 PM PT
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Jeffrey Georges, vocalist of Florida metalcore act Bloodbather, claims that Revenge Season member Morgan Rutledge asked him to take the blame for her use of racist language in text messages that surfaced yesterday.




Shortly after Georges exposed Rutledge, she issued the following apology, amid which she says that Revenge Season is no longer a band:

"First of all, I want to say that I am incredibly sorry and regretful for what I've done. I'm sorry to so many people, POC specifically. I'm sorry for letting people who supported me and my band down, I'm sorry for letting down people I care about, the hardcore/metal community, my friends, and my family. The context of the situation will never justify the horrific actions I've made. The only thing I can do is apologize and hold myself accountable in this manner. What I said was a terrible, racist comment put into shitty dark humor- which does not excuse it by any means. It was a fucked up joke and it should NOT have been said. I crossed a line, and I fully own up to what I have done. I was insensitive to something that should not be taken lightly, and for that I am deeply apologetic. Nothing I say can fix what I've done, I just need to learn from this situation and try to grow as a person.

"When I first found out about all of this, I panicked and tried to get my ass covered by a friend, which obviously backfired and I deserved that 100%. I was overwhelmed, scared and asked for a really stupid 'favor' I should not have asked for. I know it was wrong of me and I didn't want to come out lying about the situation. I handled all of this totally wrong. Dishonesty doesn't get you anywhere, and I can only imagine how everyone feels and perceives me now.

"For the right and obvious reasons, Revenge Season has dropped all shows, tours, fests, etc that we had booked, and will not continue being a band.

"The leftover merch will be donated to a nearby Atlanta shelter in the next few days, and the van will be going up for sale in the next couple days as well. Please message Mitchel Lyons or Ryan Patterson if you're interested for further detail of the van.

"Again, I know my apology won't mean much of anything to those hurt by my words but I am extremely sorry."



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