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Boyzone’s Shane Lynch accuses Taylor Swift of conducting ‘Satanic rituals’ at gigs

"You watch one of her shows and she has two or three different demonic rituals."

By Will Richards

Shane Lynch (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Boyzone’s Shane Lynch has said he believes that Taylor Swift and other musicians are conducting ‘Satanic rituals’ at live gigs.

Lynch – a devout Christian – spoke to Irish outlet The Sunday World and said that he has become disillusioned with modern music and live performances over what he deems to be anti-Christian tropes. It comes after he announced he was quitting showbiz last year.

“I think when you’re looking at a lot of the artists out there, a lot of their stage shows are Satanic rituals live in front of 20,000 people without them realising and recognising,” Lynch said. “You’ll see a lot of hoods up and masks on and fire ceremonies.”

He added: “Even down to Taylor Swift — one of the biggest artists in the world — you watch one of her shows and she has two or three different demonic rituals to do with the pentagrams on the ground, to do with all sorts of stuff on her stage.

“But to a lot of people it’s just art and that’s how people are seeing it, unfortunately.”

Taylor Swift accepting Album of the Year for ‘Midnights’ at the 2024 Grammys. (Picture: JOHNNY NUNEZ/GETTY IMAGES)

Of his particular aversion to modern hip-hop, Lynch added: “When it comes to a lot of the music that’s out there at the moment — more of the hip-hop side of things — there is a lot of hidden Satanic [imagery] and a lot of evil within them, including down to the beats. It’s very real. Music attaches to your emotions. It has a connection to your spirit and how you feel.”

Another star recently criticised by Christians is Lil Nas X, who recently responded after he was accused of making a “mockery of Jesus” with the artwork to his new single ‘J. Christ’.

“Jesus’s image is used throughout history in people’s art all over the world. I’m not making fun of shit,” he added. “Yall just gotta stop trying to gatekeep a religion that was here before any of us were even born. Stfu.”

The 24-year-old rapper also previously faced controversy after claiming that he would sell 666 pairs of limited edition ‘Satan Shoes’ – with each pair containing a drop of real human blood.