Williams shared the post after an alleged comment by former member Josh Farro was circulated on social media, in which he reportedly called homosexuality a âperversionâ.
Farro and his brother Zac left the band in 2010, with Zac rejoining in 2017. The current Paramore lineup is Williams, Zac Farro and Taylor York.
On Wednesday 28 October, Williams wrote: âThereâs a reason there are only 3 people left in Paramore. Surprise, haters, it ainât cause of me.
âParamore do not condone religiously/politically dogmatic beliefs which leave our LGBTQ+ friends, fans, & family feeling abandoned and hopeless.â
there’s a reason there are only 3 people left in @paramore. surprise, haters, it ain’t cause of me.
paramore do not condone religiously/politically dogmatic beliefs which leave our LGBTQ+ friends, fans, & family feeling abandoned and hopeless.
— hayley from Paramore 🌺 (@yelyahwilliams) October 28, 2020
She continued: âIf that doesnât jive with you, well, feel free to go to where all past members of Paramore have gone which is literally anywhere else but Paramore.â
Williams then addressed Paramoreâs âLGBTQ+ familyâ and singled out Brian J OâConnor, the creative director of Williamsâ hair dye company Good Dye Young.
âYou are full of love and you are loved,â she told OâConnor.
At the time of writing, her initial tweet had received more than 100,000 likes.
The Independent has contacted Josh Farroâs representative for comment.
Williams recently announced a three-track EP, Self-Serenades, which will include acoustic versions of two songs from her solo album, Petals for Armor, plus a new track, âFind Me Hereâ.
Read The Independentâs review here.