Newswire: Depeche Mode singer calls Richard Spencer a cunt

Most of us harbor a fantasy that if we ever met the artists or musicians we love in person, they’d recognize our shared coolness, invite us into the fold, and we’d spend the rest of our lives as their best friends (and potential fill-in bandmates). But most of us aren’t Richard Spencer, the life-long Depeche Mode and “peaceful ethnic cleansing” fan whose virulently toxic beliefs about race have made his eminently punchable face a potent muse for artists across the internet. So it’s hard to feel especially sympathetic toward Spencer when the band’s lead singer, Dave Gahan, doubled down on his previous Spencer-directed “fuck off,” calling the white supremacist a “cunt” in an interview this week.

Gahan was talking to Billboard about the band’s upcoming, politically charged album Spirit, when conversation turned to the white supremacist elephant in the room. “What’s dangerous about …

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