According to a report on Good Morning America, the twin sisters who comprised the white power music duo, Prussian Blue, have renounced white supremacism. They started their band when they were twelve years old, after having been home-schooled by their mother, neo-Nazi April Gaede. For years they were the darlings of the worldwide white supremacist movement, and they publicly expressed both their admiration for Adolf Hitler and their contention that the Holocaust was a myth. Today, however, after suffering from several serious health problems, the now-19-year-old women have repudiated their old belief system. That’s a hard thing to do, especially since making this change probably alienated them from many of the people in their lives. Congratulations, Lynx and Lamb. I have great respect for what you’ve done.
Update: Apparently, discussions about the Gaede twins’ personal growth have been burning up the white supremacist message boards. The administrators of Stormfront have deleted all threads on the subject. Over at VNN, a lengthy thread includes several posts from April Gaede, including this one, in which she claims that her daughters’ beliefs have not changed as much as the media are claiming. That’s certainly possible. Many white supremacists insist that they respect all races and religions even while promoting their racist beliefs, and the twins’ statements could be interpreted in that manner. But Juju Chang, who did the Good Morning America story, seems to have had some extensive conversations with the girls, and for now I’m going to trust her presentation of their views.