NOFX: “We’re effectively banned in our own country”
NOFX have claimed that they are “effectively banned” from playing shows in the USA after seeing a string of planned gigs cancelled.
Their cancellations come in the wake of their abhorrent and derogatory comments about the victims of the Los Vegas mass shooting.
The band, who were playing their set at Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival set in Las Vegas, attempted some ‘banter’ on stage by saying “at least they were country fans” in regards to the 59 music fans shot dead last year.
Then, what followed with the criticism, was the band’s major sponsor Stone Brewing deciding to cut all ties with NOFX. On top of that, NOFX issued a grovelling apology, they said: “there’s no place here to backpedal. What NOFX said in Vegas was shameful. We crossed the line of civility.”
Now, after claiming there’s “no place to backpedal”… NOFX are bitching about the fact that people no longer want a band as disgusting as them to play in their venues. They are, quite unbelievably, complaining that people in the USA no longer want to give them money. You know, after they disrespected multiple innocent Americans who were viciously shot dead by a deranged madman. Funny that.
Here’s what frontman Michael “Fat Mike” Burkett has had to say: “Fuck it! I’m not supposed to talk about it, but because of the comments we made in Las Vegas every NOFX show has been cancelled in the US,” he wrote on Instagram almost as though he’s surprised people want to stay away from him.
“We did not drop off the shows, we were told that NOFX is not welcome to play ANY big venue in the United States. No joke!” he adds. “NOFX has effectively been banned in our own country. This is not our choice, but it is our reality.
“We made a mistake, we apologised, and we gotta suffer the consequences,” he added almost as though he was beginning to realise that what he and his friends have done is totally unacceptable. Then, however, he followed up with this: “Maybe it ain’t fair, but whoever said life was.”
Nice one mate, you deserve everything you’re getting.