As Twitchy reported yesterday, the Electric Zoo music festival in New York was canceled after two people died from ecstasy overdoses.

It’s no secret that ecstasy (aka “Molly”) use has long been part of Electronic Dance Music culture:

Billboard editor Bill Werde believes it is time for major players in the EDM industry, including celebrity DJs, to stop looking the other way:

It’s not just EDM.  Miley Cyrus’ mega-hit pop single “We Can’t Stop” contains thinly-veiled references to both cocaine and ecstasy.  Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa seem to subsist on nothing but pot.

That said, we think Werde has a point (except for the Fox News-bashing, which we could do without). We hope someone in the #EDM industry is listening.

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