Greta Van Fleet frontman Josh Kiszka was accused of being offensive towards indigenous people, and now he has come up with an apology post on his Instagram account.
Josh Kiszka apologizes
In an Instagram graphic, he went on to address the indigenous fans and acknowledged them. He lavished praise on the culture and he said that he has “been able to grow and learn.” He said that “The Chippewa tribe had a particularly profound impact on my life, having been exposed to their impact on my life.” He further revealed that he made a charitable donation.
Here is what his post read:
To our indigenous fans,
I see you. I’ve taken time to listen and gather my thoughts. My appreciation for indigenous culture is bigger than myself. I recognize the harm that ignorance can have on marginalized communities,something I’d never want to perpetuate. Hate, disrespect, and prejudice of any kind are not welcome in this community. As I’ve come into adulthood, I’ve been able to grow and learn. This growth has not stopped and will not stop here.
The Chippewa tribe has had a particularly profound impact on my life, having been exposed to their impact on my life, having been exposed to their ceremonies and customs during my early years growing up in Michigan. I have made a charitable donation the First Nations Development Institute to help keep indigenous traditions like theirs alive and well. Should you want to support with me, please visit firstnations.org.
Peace, Love,Unity, & Equality.
The Grammy-winning band was forced to postpone and cancel numerous concerts on its “Dreams in Gold” world tour after both Josh Kiszka and Jake got sick. Josh recovered quickly, but Jake went to the hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumonia. The band’s South American shows begin on April 27. The band said that it is working to reschedule its postponed tour dates.