Smacks of stitch up? 'The Prodigy' front man Keith Flint apologises after Anonymous warning

The hacktivist group had targeted the electronic-music singer over his alleged links to fox hunting

Keith Flint, The Prodigy, Anonymous, Fox Hunting

'The Prodigy' singer Keith Flint [Wiki Commons]

Keith Flint, the lead singer of the electronic music group The Prodigy, defended his appearance at a fox hunt in England after the hacking group Anonymous claimed it would release the private data of the “traitorous f***wit” if he did not respond to the group’s allegations that he “has a fetish for murdering animals”.

In the video, published on January 2nd, the group sent the musician a chilling message containing graphic images of animal cruelty and the phrase, "we do know where you live".

“We once had a great deal of respect for you, we admired your art, your rage and your vision and your haircut, but now,” the digitised narrator of the video says, “Anonymous have targeted you with the message because you disgrace what we stand for".

“Some of the tribal chants that were used in the music made by the Prodigy were ancient chants used by spiral tribes to create harmony among all living creatures. The tribes gave the Prodigy permission to use these chants for free, and this is how Keith repays them, by killing animals for sport,” the video continues.

Flint, 46, has since responded to reports that claimed he was financially linked to several hunting horses and that “his enthusiasm for the sport is the talk of Essex hunting circles,” by writing on the band’s official Facebook account that he had attended a trail hunt, but that he had not killed any animals.

 

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Posted by The Prodigy on Sunday, 3 January 2016

The Prodigy’s most recent album, The Day is my Enemy, reached number four in the Irish album charts when it was released in March 2015.

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