CNN added a correction to an August 8 opinion article on “white power music concerts” and their “music scene.”
The article related the music to the recent shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple, writing : “It is in this subculture that Wade Page, the white supremacist responsible for the massacre earlier this week at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, moved, made friends, and fully immersed himself.”
The correction, which Billboard wrote was posted within “about 30 minutes,” reads:
“A previous version of this commentary incorrectly included the band Hatebreed in a list of white power bands. Hatebreed is a self-described ‘hardcore metal’ band. CNN regrets the error.”
The Huffington Post noted that Hatebreed tweeted about the error writing “Our music brings people of all races together all over the world. @CNN @cnnopinion & @chicagoADL need to get their facts straight,” and calling for an apology.
Hat Tip: NME