Michael Travis, drummer for Colorado jamband The String Cheese Incident, has apologized for "extreme ignorance" after what some of his fans are calling anti-Semitic social media posts.
A post on his personal Facebook page on Wednesday erupted with hundreds of comments, with many of his followers outraged as he discussed what he described as "the Jewish banking agenda."
"The Jewish banking agenda is fairly irrefutable .. do you think I'm anti Semitic for saying so? I don't. I have many many dear friends that are Jewish. (Even if they never read the Torah but that's a whole different topic)," he wrote, and continued, "to not be allowed to notice trends in industry for fear of being called anti Semitic might be part of the way the Rothchilds and their cronies came to control the worlds monies. Of course their are other bankers that are doing evil money things. But the Zionist banking cartel is a thing... let me know if you can refute its existence."
Travis, of Boulder, who is also a member of the electronic band EOTO, apologized via social media, including in a Monday post, writing, "I feel compelled to put out another apology and recognition of my extreme ignorance and shame regarding my previous statements about Jewish banking. I truly had no idea the banking thing was a central tenant of the Nazi agenda."
He wrote that he feels "like scum" and has been nauseous for "two days surrounding" the uproar.
Facebook users retaliated against the Aug. 16 post, with comments such as: "Travis, you should just back away from that statement. It makes you look like a Hitler apologist. I can't believe you would even post that," and "Nope. No love in my heart for Nazis. Gotta disagree with you on this one."