Brian Wilson has hit out at Mike Love’s plans for a Beach Boys performance at Reno, Nevada’s Safari Club International Convention.
The convention supports trophy hunting, and has previously been protested by organisations such as the Humane Society.
Decried by animal rights groups, the Convention is held annually in Reno, Nevada with this year’s guest speaker being Donald Trump Jr.
Mike Love intends to bring the Beach Boys to the event for a live performance, a move Brian Wilson objects to.
The pair tour separately, although – confusingly enough – there are more actual Beach Boys in Brian’s line up than Mike’s.
Brian Wilson writes: “This organization supports trophy hunting, which both [bandmate Al Jardine] and I are emphatically opposed to…”
Mike Love in turn replied: “We look forward to a night of great music in Reno and, as always, support freedom of thought and expression as a fundamental tenet of our rights as Americans…”
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