New Target of Anonymous: This Singer

Prodigy frontman Keith Flint is warned after a fox hunt
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2016 8:48 AM CST
Updated Jan 5, 2016 10:30 AM CST

Anonymous apparently has a new target in its sights, but it's not exactly an "establishment" figure. Instead, he's the lead singer for British "electronic punk" band The Prodigy, reports Billboard. A new video purported to be from the group calls out Keith Flint for participating in a recent fox hunt. “It has come to our attention that Keith has a fetish for murdering animals," says the masked narrator. "It has come to our attention that Keith, has been rubbing shoulders with Tory criminals, whilst out fox hunting." (This though Anonymous "once had a great deal of respect for you, we admired your art, your rage, and your vision and your haircut.")

Flint's participation in the hunt first made headlines via the Daily Mail, and Flint seems concerned enough to offer a clarification via Facebook on Sunday, the day after the video was posted to YouTube. "In regards to a story going around about me right now - yes I live in essex and have a couple of horses. I went riding with the local trail hunt, it was a ride out and NO ANIMALS WERE HUNTED OR KILLED, so my conscience is clear, it wasn't my thing and I won't be going again." Whether that's enough to appease Anonymous is unclear. "You still have a chance to change your ways Keith," warns the video. "One year should do it." (Click for some of Anonymous' most high-profile campaigns.)

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