Anonymous are burning with rage, and The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint is the firestarter.
The singer has recently developed a penchant for the oldy timey “sport” of fox hunting, and the hacker group are well miffed.
They’ve released a video proclaiming their disdain for the musician’s newfound hobby, calling him a “traitorous fuckwit” for taking what they perceive to be a steaming deuce upon on The Prodigy’s one-time anti-establishment stance.
“It has come to our attention that Keith has a fetish for murdering animals. It has come to our attention that Keith has been rubbing shoulders with Tory criminals whilst out fox hunting,” announces a masked figure in the two-and-a-half-minute clip.
“We once had a great deal of respect for you – we admired your art, your rage, your vision and your haircut,” he continues. “But now, Anonymous have targeted you with the message because you disgrace what we stand for.”
According to a report by the Daily Mail, Flint has apparently invested in several hunting horses and his “enthusiasm for [Fox Hunting] is the talk of Essex hunting circles”.
The clip concludes with Anonymous issuing an ominous warning to the frontman: “You still have a chance to change your ways, Keith. One year should do it. Expect us.”
Tally ho, then old sport.
UPDATE 04/01/16 1.20pm: Flint has issued a statement via The Prodigy’s Facebook page, stating: “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.”