Why is Andy Ngo? Mumford & Sons connection and Unmasked book explored

Eve Edwards March 7, 2021
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Who is Andy Ngo? Mumford and Sons banjo player Winston Marshall has tweeted praise of the American journalist.

On 6 March 2021, Winston Marshall tweeted out in support of Andy Ngo’s book Unmasked.

The book, titled Unmasked: Inside Antifa’s Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy, was published 2 February 2021.

So, who is Andy Ngo and what is his connection to Mumford and Sons?


Who is Andy Ngo?

Andy Ngo is an American journalist, author and media personality originally from Portland, Oregon. It is unconfirmed exactly how old Ngo is, although he is born around 1986.

Ngo is a regular on Fox News, as well as having written columns for major outlets like the Wall Street Journal and The Spectator.

This 2021 has seen the publication of Andy Ngo’s first book. Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University San Bernardino, said of the book: “It’s full of claims that are patently false and rife with factual deceptions.”

Andy Ngo has a history with battling antifa, largely stemming from the attack he was subjected to in 2019. Ngo was attacked and doused in milkshake by counter-protestors at a Proud Boys march. Ngo was reporting on the event.

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Winston Marshall tweets about Unmasked

On 6 March 2021, Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons sent a congratulatory tweet to Andy Ngo.

He tweeted: “Congratulations @MrAndyNgo Finally had the time to read your important book You’re a brave man.”

Marshall also shared a photograph of the book’s cover.

Andy Ngo’s Mumford and Sons connection explored

It is unknown if Andy Ngo and Winston Marshall of Mumford and Sons know each other in real life.

No other band member has spoken about Andy Ngo or Unmasked. Ngo has not tweeted in response to Winston Marshall.

This is not the first time that Mumford and Sons’ band members have been called out for their associations. In 2018, Mumford & Sons responded after they faced criticism over a photo that saw them posing with right-wing academic Jordan Peterson.

Winston Marshall said of the Jordan Peterson photograph: “I don’t think that having a photograph with someone means you agree with everything they say.”