NOFX Lose Beer Endorsement After Joking About Las Vegas Shooting
While NOFX’s offensive comments about the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on Wednesday night (May 30) may not have shocked those familiar with the band's predictably rude antics, their latest inflammatory comments are actually getting them into a bit of hot water.
Stone Brewing Co. – a San Diego Brewery that backs NOFX’s beer and music festival Punk in Drublic – put out a statement announcing that they’re distancing themselves from the quartet. “We at Stone Brewing are aware of NOFX’s insensitive and indefensible statements this past weekend,” the statement read. “As a result, we are severing all our ties with NOFX, including festival sponsorship and the production of our collaboration beer.”
The brewery then went on to announce their plans to donate profits from NOFX’s beer to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation, an organization that offers trauma counseling for first responders.
During the band’s set at Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas, singer Fat Mike told the crowd, “we played a song about Muslims and didn’t get shot,” to which guitarist Eric Melvin responded, “I guess you only get shot in Vegas if you are in a country band.” Fat Mike, amid a wave of boo's from the audience said "I mean that sucked, but at least they were country fans and not punk rock fans."
Check out video of the incident below:
NOFX thought it would be "hilarious" to joke about the October 1 shootings while on stage in Las Vegas. They said "at least they were country fans and not punk rock fans". This is disgusting and callous. We will never support anything involving this band ever again. pic.twitter.com/am3R8QJIE6— Dave and Mahoney (@DaveAndMahoney) May 30, 2018