After being skewered on social media for their insensitive comments about Las Vegas shooting victims, the Punk Band NOFX has offered up an apology. Seems to be a lot of that going around lately.
On Sunday night, the punk band was performing at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, when the lead singer, Fat Mike, said “That [Route 91 massacre] sucked, but at least they were country fans and not punk rock fans.”
The social media world lit up and started bashing the band for the “callous and insensitive” comments. Apparently the band got the message, because they took to Twitter to apologize for their words.
“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.”
Judging from a few replies on Twitter, the apology didn’t go over too well.
“You can’t sleep because your sponser was taken away! Boohoo. I haven’t slept well since Oct. 1st but you know to you, its a joke,” @McCandlessLV wrote. “I listen to all genres of music including yours. I was bartending Route 91 & PRB. Its just sickening dude. So disappointed in my childhood band.”
How about we all just think before we speak, and hopefully that will alleviate the need for apologies in the future.
You can't sleep because your sponser was taken away! Boohoo. I haven't slept well since Oct. 1st but you know to you, its a joke. I listen to all genres of music including yours. I was bartending Route 91 & PRB. Its just sickening dude. So disappointed in my childhood band.
— McCandlessLV (@McCandlessLV) May 31, 2018
I have no words… no need to apologize the damage is done.
— Kat Hayward (@cakepop_kat) May 31, 2018
An apology after you lost a sponsor. Interesting. As a music lover and someone who was injured at the festival that you thought was funny enough to joke about, I can honestly say I hope the rest of your sponsors drop you as well.
— Nikki Falzone (@NikkiMarie23) May 31, 2018