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Thursday, 28 June 2012

‘We’re Healers’: Prussian Blue Twins

‘We’re Healers’: Prussian Blue Twins, Olsen twin lookalikes Lamb and Lynx Gaeda founded the band Prussian Blue in 2003, when they were 11. Coached by their mother, who homeschooled the two because public schools “misrepresented history,” the blond twins from California started dressing in smiley-face Hitler tees and singing pretty acoustic songs about white nationalism and the dangers of race mixing.

The band was named not just after the girls’ eye color. “Prussian blue” is Zyklon-B residue, supposedly not found on the walls of concentration-camp gas chambers. Holocaust deniers point to this as evidence that no Jews were gassed. Lamb Lynx Gaede marijuana,

In an interview, Lamb Gaeda called Adolf Hitler a “great man who was only trying to preserve his own race in his own country,” while her sister argued that the Holocaust never happened. “I mean, there were not even that many Jews alive then. We know there were concentration camps, but they had swimming pools and tennis courts there. That’s not how you would treat people if you were getting ready to kill them.”

Now, as their 20th birthday approaches, no longer in the clutches of their white-supremacist family, the twins are speaking out again — this time about the wonders of medical marijuana and diversity.

The two have faced significant health problems in the past seven years. Lamb had scoliosis; Lynx had a tumor removed from her shoulder. They were both prescribed medical marijuana, which they say saved their lives. Lynx, now living in Montana and working as a painter and furniture restorer, says she and her sister, a hotel maid, were “home-schooled country bumpkins” who “spent most of our days up on the hill playing with our goats. “I’d probably be dead if I didn’t have [marijuana]. It also rekindled the creative impulses I once channeled into my music.”

Lamb insists, “We just want to come from a place of light and love. I think we’re meant to do something more. We’re healers. We just wanna exert the most love and positivity we can.”

“Personally, I love diversity!” Lamb said in a recent TV interview. “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.

“I’m glad we were in a band, 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.”