Mark Foster of Foster the People has apologized to Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons for insulting the band in an interview last year.
In the interview, Foster joked that his band gave their rejected material to Imagine Dragons, and back in February Reynolds wrote on Twitter, “I’ve gotten over the fact that guys in other bands (The 1975, Foster the People, Smashing Pumpkins, Slipknot, etc.) feel a need to talk badly about my band for whatever reason.”
On Wednesday Foster wrote in a series of tweets, “I have been burdened by something I feel I need to amend. I would like to apologize to Dan Reynolds and his band Imagine Dragons. In a passing moment last year, I let some words come out of my mouth that don’t reflect who I am, or what I stand for. Everything that I have read about what Dan is doing as a humanitarian is moving. I believe he’s one of the good guys. It takes a lot of courage to stand for something… Nobody has ever erected a statue of a critic.”
Reynolds accepted the apology and wrote, “This means quite a lot to me. I was probably being overly sensitive to begin with to be honest… You didn’t have to put together something classy like this but it’s rad that you did.”