"Children, you can choose love or hate. I choose love."
Johnny Cash (via Wiki)

The family of Johnny Cash have issued a new statement condemning fascist behaviour in Charlottesville.

The world was horrified this week, with elements of the far right descending upon the Virginia city of Charlottesville.

Footage was beamed around the globe, with the family of Johnny Cash horrified to see the late singer's face emblazoned on a t-shirt worn by a white supremacist.

Rosanne Cash shared a statement on behalf of the family condemning the move, describing themselves as "sickened" by the sight.

"Johnny Cash was a man whose heart beat with the rhythm of love and social justice. He received humanitarian awards from, among others, the Jewish National Fund, B’nai Brith, and the United Nations. He championed the rights of Native Americans, protested the war in Vietnam, was a voice for the poor, the struggling and the disenfranchised, and an advocate for the rights of prisoners."

The statement continues: "The white supremacists and neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville are poison in our society, and an insult to every American hero who wore a uniform to fight the Nazis in WWII. Several men in the extended Cash family were among those who served with honor. Our dad told each of us, over and over throughout our lives, ‘Children, you can choose love or hate. I choose love.’ "

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