Hayley Williams Condemns Past Paramore Member's Homophobia

Former guitarist Josh Farro has made numerous homophobic statements online
Hayley Williams Condemns Past Paramore Member's Homophobia
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Hayley Williams has managed to maintain one hell of a solo career while keeping the flame of Paramore alive, but the beloved group have been short one member for quite some time. And there's a reason — in a new statement, Williams said that former guitarist Josh Farro's homophobic beliefs were the reason he left the band.

As BrooklynVegan points out, Farro's history of homophobia has been well-documented online. Most recently, some statements he made on Facebook were surfaced on Twitter:
 
While Williams didn't address any specific posts, she made it pretty clear where she stood on the subject in a pair of tweets posted shortly after:
 
Josh Farro parted ways with Paramore in 2010. The band's current lineup is Williams, Taylor York and Josh's brother Zac Farro.