Soloist is forced to apologise for errant tweetmain
Anne Akiko Meyers has been the subject of a hate campaign after she posted a foolish response to the birth of a non-white orchestra. Her response: I wonder if you have to be black to solo with this orchestra? #reversediscrimination
The tweet was circulated on social media by a malign strings enterprise. Anne has now issued this contrite statement on violinist.com:
“Quickly, I realized the implications were just so horrible and dreadful that I took down the post almost immediately, about 20 minutes later,” Meyers told me this morning, speaking over the phone. “I am extremely sorry. It was a very big mistake and I in no way stand behind that question, in no way.”
End of non-story.