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Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 07/18/2011

Lamb and Lynx Gaede, white nationalist singers, now say they’re liberals


Lamb and Lynx as Prussian Blue in this undated photo. (Flickr user Stark)

Lamb and Lynx Gaede gained worldwide attention as tweens for their band Prussian Blue, in which the twins sang about their white nationalist views while wearing shirts displaying a smiley face with a Hitler mustache.

But now, it seems, the twins have changed their tune. In a new interview with the Daily, Lamb and Lynx, now 19, said they aren’t white nationalists anymore thanks in part to public school and marijuana. “My sister and I are pretty liberal now,” Lamb told the Daily.

“Personally, I love diversity,” Lynx said. “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.”

This is a dramatic turnaround from where they were less than five years ago. The world got an up-close look at the girls in the 2007 TV documentary “Nazi Pop Twins,” by filmmaker James Quinn. In it, the girls shared their views on illegal immigrants and race relations. From the film’s point of view, it was clear they were being coached by their mother, April, who is still quite active in the white nationalist community.

But even as kids, they were hesitant to completely agree with their mother, saying they wanted to take a break from their music.

So what’s with the change of heart? Apparently, attending public school in Montana helped, as did pot. Both of the girls have had serious health issues, with Lynx suffering from cancer in high school and now cyclic vomiting syndrome. Lamb was diagnosed with scoliosis and now has chronic back pain. They both have medical marijuana cards.

“I have to say, marijuana saved my life,” Lynx said. “I would probably be dead if I didn’t have it.”

But some of their old views haven’t completely disappeared. When asked about the Holocaust, Lynx said: “I think certain things happened. I think a lot of the stories got misconstrued. I mean, yeah, Hitler wasn’t the best, but Stalin wasn’t, Churchill wasn’t. I disagree with everybody at that time.” Lamb added, “I just think everyone needs to frickin’ get over it.”

“I’m glad we were in the band,” Lynx said, “but I think we should have been pushed toward something a little more mainstream and easier for us to handle than being front-men for a belief system that we didn’t even completely understand at that time. We were little kids.”

Watch part of the documentary, which contains extremely disturbing hate speech and NSFW language, here.

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