Foster The People Apologizes To Imagine Dragons After Throwing Shade
Foster The People's Mark Foster posted an open letter to Dan Reynolds and Imagine Dragons, on behalf of the band, asking for forgiveness regarding a joke/comment he had made a while back during an interview.
Back in September 2018, Mark Foster was being interviewed by Atlanta's ALT 105.7’s Wendy Rollins. Rollins asked Foster what they did with songs that doesn't make it onto their albums... when Foster replied, “We give it to Imagine Dragons.”
Backstory: Fans have always compared the 2 bands to each other
Today, Foster went on Twitter to apologize to Reynolds for that rude comment.
“I have been burdened by something that I feel I need to amend… in a passing moment last year, I let some words come out of my mouth that don’t reflect who I am, or what I stand for,” he wrote. “As people with platforms there comes a responsibility to lead by example. I truly believe that if artists are supportive of each other and stood together, united that we can be a positive healing force in the world. ”
He continued, “I have always thought of myself as being shoulder to shoulder on that frontline, but I think along the way I lost some of my focus.”
He added, “I’m not writing this because someone asked me too. I’m not sending to my team or label or anybody for their thoughts to approve. This is just me unfiltered saying I was wrong and I’m sorry.”
Photo: LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 31: (L-R) Mark Pontius, Isom Innis, Mark Foster and Sean Cimino of Foster the People attend Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2019 on December 31, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for dcp)