Christian Henson Steps Back From Spitfire Audio Following Transphobic Tweet

After a Twitter-storm developed...

Christian Henson has stepped away from Spitfire Audio following a transphobia tweet.

The company was founded in 2007, a venture spearheaded by composers Christian Henson and Paul Thomson. An ambitious tech-aligned music organisation, Spitfire Audio specialise in virtual instrument sample libraries used for music production. 

Co-founder Christian Henson caused an online storm yesterday – September 5th – when he seemed to endorse transphobic views, sharing a portion of an interview with Graham Linehan.

The post caused a heated discussion on Twitter, with Christian Henson later de-activating his account.

Now Spitfire Audio have shared an update, with Will Evans apologising for the “hurt” caused by Henson’s words. “I’m deeply for that; we’ve worked hard to be a beacon for our industry, and have a responsibility to do better.”

The statement reaffirmed that “Christian’s views are his own” before confirming that the co-founder would be taking “a break” from the company, “as we reflect on how to move forwards”.

Christian Henson has not commented further.

Find the full statement below.

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