Punk rock music typically houses controversial subjects, but NOFX admittedly crossed the line with their Vegas mass shooting jokes at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Las Vegas on Sunday. During their set, frontman Fat Mike ended the performance with offensive remarks regarding the mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017, which left 58 people dead.
“I guess you’re only getting shot in Vegas if you’re a country band,” he said. “I mean, that sucked. At least they were country fans and not punk rock fans.”
The band took to their official Facebook page on Thursday (May 31) to address the onstage remarks, promising a more "in depth" apology is on the way. “I can’t sleep, no one in my band," the post reads. "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.”