Over the weekend, Noisey sent GFOTY to report on Field Day.
The piece - composed of iMessages - was intended to be an irreverent glimpse into the idiosyncratic artist's life and views. Sadly, one appallingly judged comment about revered Malian duo Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté - as "Bombay bycicle club [sic] blacked up" - caused a storm online.
Since deleted from the piece, GFOTY then backtracked on the comments.
I was actually trying to make a joke about appropriation, but I fucked up and it wasn't funny. I’m sorry.— GFOTY (@GFOTY) June 8, 2015
I know I push buttons, but I've gone too far this time. I was being really naive, and for that I take full responsibility.— GFOTY (@GFOTY) June 8, 2015
In an usual step, PC Music have issued a short statement separating themselves from GFOTY's views.
We are extremely disappointed by the completely inexcusable comments made by GFOTY.— PC Music (@pcmus) June 9, 2015
The comments do not reflect the views of the label, or our other artists.— PC Music (@pcmus) June 9, 2015
They do not reflect our ethos to create an inclusive musical environment and community of people from all backgrounds.— PC Music (@pcmus) June 9, 2015