Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext has shared a conspiracy theory-laden video in which he espouses dubious views about the Black Lives Matter movement and civil unrest in the U.S. following the killing of George Floyd. In the clip, the musician calls racism a "manufactured" media construct.
Using colorful markers, Vext invokes right-wing fringe beliefs involving billionaire investor George Soros, the Clintons, "antifa," paid protestors and the nation's media. As recently shown by the Anti-Defamation League, conspiracy theories surrounding Soros saw a surge following Floyd's death.
"We have turned into this — citizens policing other citizens over a veil of racism that doesn't exist," Vext offers. "I'm African-American … I've grown up in this country and I have not experienced actual racism. I've spent 20 years traveling through 48 states and … 50 countries all over the world. We don't have a problem with race here."
He adds, "It's all manufactured."