Ian Watkins: The Ripple Effect
It’s now been over a week since the bomb of the ex-Lostprophets front man’s admission of multiple child sexual offense charges has hit and the resultant shockwave of social media unrest is still blowing across the internet. To sift through the digital dust is to uncover a plethora of reactions and opinions that don’t just relate to the singer/songwriter/cell occupant alone.
Amongst the explicit condemnations of Watkins are many newly formed opinions on Lostprophets as a whole, their music and the fans. The unspoken question before all of these differing responses is ‘will people continue to listen to Lostprophets?’ Many of these answers are bitter aftershocks of Watkins’ disturbing revelation, and their ripples will disrupt areas of the music world and its people.