Remember Lamb and Lynx Gaede? The now 19-year-old twins were part of an infamous, Nazi-themed band called Prussian Blue a few years back. Now, the young girls who sparked international outrage with their White Nationalist tunes have had a change of heart. Rather than subscribing to Naziism, they now claim that they are liberals. The Daily has more:
“I’m not a white nationalist anymore,” Lamb told The Daily in an exclusive interview, the twins’ first in five years. “My sister and I are pretty liberal now.”
“Personally, I love diversity,” Lynx seconded. “I’m stoked that we have so many different cultures. I think it’s amazing and it makes me proud of humanity every day that we have so many different places and people.”
Not that long ago -- back in 2006 -- the girls captured international headlines with songs like "Hate for Hate: Lamb Near the Lane" (co-written by Lamb and David Lane, a man serving 190 years in prison for his role in the death of a Jewish talk show host). The girls formed the group at the recommendation of William Pierce, a White Nationalist leader.
Below, watch the video for their controversial song, "I'll Bleed for You:"
And here's their video for "Victory Day:"
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While Prussian Blue never had any hits on the pop charts, the group was seemingly everywhere and was dubbed by some news outlets as "the new face of hate." The girls' story even sparked a musical called White Noise, which was backed by Whoopi Goldberg. Sources say it may be turned into a Broadway production.
So what changed?
The girls attribute their change in attitude and perspective to increased knowledge and maturity. The Daily adds:
“My sister and I were home-schooled,” Lynx pointed out. “We were these country bumpkins. We spent most of our days up on the hill playing with our goats.”
Lamb agreed. “I was just spouting a lot of knowledge that I had no idea what I was saying,” she said.
The twins’ mother, April Gaede, who has been a prominent member of racist fringe groups like the National Alliance and the National Vanguard, brought up her daughters with the ethos of white nationalism — a mix of racial pride, anti-immigrant hostility, Holocaust denial and resistance to the encroachment of “muds,” i.e., Jews and nonwhites.
While the girls are glad to be done with their Nazi ways, they recognize that there are some dangerous people in the White Nationalist movement who may not be happy with their conversion. So, they have laid low over the past five years, turning down numerous requests for interviews and have attempted to live normal lives.
Stress from being in the spotlight, though, may have left both young girls with some serious medical conditions. Lynx was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and doctors were forced to remove a large tumor from her shoulder. Later, she developed cystic vomiting syndrome (CVS). Lamb struggles from scoliosis, chronic back pain, lack of appetite and emotional stress. Both girls have turn to marijuana, which they claim has helped them immensely:
Pot has also helped the twins rekindle the creative impulses they once channeled into their music. They’ve both taken up painting — astrological themes, mostly — and Lynx restores furniture. They hope to enroll in college, and intend to dedicate themselves to making medical marijuana legal in all 50 states.
The girls' story is surely a bizarre one, with their White Nationalist mother pushing their former career along. While they still have a good relationship with her, their newfound liberal ways apparently run contradictory to her continued obsession with the Aryan race. On BuzzFeed, Matt Stopera writes that the girls' ideological conversion is "an upgrade." Do you agree?