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NOFX apologise for Las Vegas shooting comments

By | Published on Friday 1 June 2018


NOFX have apologised for making jokes about the mass shooting that occurred at last year’s Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, in which 58 people were killed and hundreds more injured.

In a statement on Facebook, frontman Fat Mike said: “I can’t sleep, no one in my band can. What we said in Vegas was shitty and insensitive and we are all embarrassed by our remarks. So we decided we will all get together to discuss and write an in depth, sincere, and honest apology because that’s what the people we offended and hurt deserve”.

The band had been performing at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, also in Vegas, last Sunday, when they joked that “you only get shot in Vegas if you’re in a country band”.

After a video of the comments was shared online, beer brand Stone Brewing, which has worked with the band on a number of projects, said that it was cutting its ties with them.

In a statement, the company said: “We respect punk rock, and the DIY ethos for which it stands. To us, it means standing up for things you believe in, and fearlessly committing to what’s right. And it is for that reason that Stone Brewing is immediately disassociating ourselves from the band NOFX”.