NOFX’s Fat Mike makes a dumb, unforgivable joke in Las Vegas – UPDATE: The band has apologized

UPDATE: NOFX has apologized. Here’s their statement: We respect punk rock, and the DIY ethos for which it stands. We at Stone Brewing are aware of NOFX’s insensitive and indefensible statements this past weekend. We take the safety of our festival goers seriously and want to relay that, there is nothing funny about people being shot and murdered, ever. Once the current batch is gone, no more will be brewed. The pain is still very, very intense. “We played a song about Muslims and we didn’t get shot. You’d think that the guys in NOFX would understand this. Stone had a sponsorship deal for this summer’s Punk In Drublic festivals. Stone Brewing, which has a NOFX beer called Punk in Drublic, released this statement. We still don’t know why Stephen Paddock decided to massacre 58 people at last year’s Route 91 country festival in Las Vegas last year. To us, it means standing up for things you believe in, and fearlessly committing to what’s right. Another 851 people were injured in the panic. Hooray!” said Mike. Emphasis ‘had’. As a result, we are severing all our ties with NOFX, including festival sponsorship and the production of our collaboration beer. Las Vegas is home to the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival, and we do not condone the statements made from our stage on Sunday night. [Crowd groans]
Mike: “That sucked, but at least they were country fans and not punk rock fans.”
Ugh. “You only get shot in Vegas if you’re in a country band,” responded guitarist Eric Melvin. That sponsorship is now cancelled,
Stone Brewing also said that they will donate all profit from the sales of NOFX beer to the Las Vegas Metro Police Foundation. Meanwhile, the founders of the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival said this:
In light of NOFX’s comments during their performance at the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival, we would like to offer a formal apology to those in attendance, the City of Las Vegas, the victims and the families of 10/1. And it is for that reason that Stone Brewing is immediately disassociating ourselves from the band NOFX. The exchange has lost NOFX a beer sponsorship. Sunday afternoon at the Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival in Vegas, Fat Mike NOFX were going through their set when this exchange occurred.
NOFX’s Fat Mike makes a dumb, unforgivable joke in Las Vegas – UPDATE: The band has apologized