Punk Band NOFX Jokes About Vegas Massacre: ‘At Least They Were Country Fans’

NOFX, skateboarding's music artist of the year, accidentally broke their award at the 'ESPN Action Sports and Music Awards' at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles, Ca. 4/7/01. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images.
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Punk band NOFX is facing backlash after joking about those killed during the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas attack, saying, “At least they were country fans and no punk rock fans.”

NOFX band members made the comments while on stage during the Las Vegas Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival.

People reports that NOFX frontman Fat Mike said, “We played a song about Muslims and we didn’t get shot. Hooray.” Another band member responded, “I guess you only get shot in Vegas if you are in a country band.”

Another band member then said, “That [massacre] sucked, but at least they were country fans and no punk rock fans.” He tried to bring levity to moment by adding, “You were all thinking it.”

Las Vegas morning show hosts Dave and Mahoney tweeted their disgust over the comments and pledged to never work with NOFX again:

Additionally, The Blast reports Stone Brewing company –festival sponsor and makers of NOFX’s beer — announced they “are cutting all ties with NOFX.”

A Stone Brewing spokesperson said, “We at Stone Brewing are aware of NOFX’s insensitive and indefensible statements this past weekend. As a result, we are severing all our ties with NOFX, including festival sponsorship and the production of our collaboration beer.”

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