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Punk rock band NOFX are taking heat online for comments made by their lead singer, Michael John "Fat Mike" Burkett, about the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. During a concert in Las Vegas, Nev., Burkett joked about the tragedy and the victims.
On Sunday (May 27), NOFX were performing at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in Vegas. The video above, obtained by TMZ, shows the band finishing a song, about which Burkett says, "We played a song about Muslims, and we didn't get shot. Hooray."
"I guess you only get shot in Vegas if you are in a country band," another band member tells him, referencing the Route 91 tragedy. Burkett responds, "[The shooting] sucked, but at least they were country fans and not punk rock fans."
Fifty-eight people were killed and more than 800 people were injured during the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting on Oct. 1, 2017, during which a gunman opened fire on the crowd at the country music festival from the Mandalay Bay hotel. Jason Aldean was a few songs into his festival-closing set when the tragedy took place; the event is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Taste of Country reports that NOFX are facing outrage on Twitter now that the video of Burkett's comments has started circulating. One Las Vegas radio station's morning show tweeted that they will never support the band again, while a Las Vegas TV news personality tells the band in a tweet, "Go to Hell. Don't come back to Las Vegas."
NOFX have yet to comment on the situation (at the show, Burkett's comments were met with groans from the crowd, after which he added, "You were all thinking it"). However, the Blast reports that Stone Brewing, which sponsors the band and manufactures a beer in their honor, has severed ties with the band; they will not be re-brewing the beer and will donate profits from the remaining stock of the beer to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Foundation.
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A Louisiana woman is about to do time in the slammer after assuming another woman’s identity she stole from LinkedIn, which landed her a six-figure HR job. Cindy White has been sentenced to 10-years in prison after using a woman’s LinkedIn profile, who had a similar name to her, to get a job as a human resources manager at Diversified Foods and Seasonings.
The resume claimed Cindy had a bachelor’s degree from Tulane University and a master’s from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her salary started at $95-thousand in September of 2015 and she was then promoted five months later to senior human resources director earning $105-thousand a year. Diversified Foods got a little suspicious of Cindy when she couldn’t even handle the basics of her job even though her resume stated otherwise. After looking closer into her personnel file, company officials found her to be a fraud and she was fired in May 2016. However, she’d already been paid $56,209 for her time with the company.
What’s crazy is that this isn’t even the first time that Cindy has done something like this. Three other companies have claimed they too were scammed by Cindy. A known eye doctor in the area says she was hired in August 2016 as a medical practice manager at $65-thousand a year and asked for a $7-thousand raise a month later. She often had performance issues at work and was let go by November. She was also hired by the New Orleans Museum of Art years ago claiming to have an M.B.A from Emory University, but was fired because she couldn’t provide her credentials. After that she also tried applying for disability. She also tried pulling one over on an architectural firm, but they actually deemed her overqualified for the position so they never offered her the job.
Cindy was also able to obtain her latest victim’s Social Security number and driver’s license. Prosecutors are asking the judge on the case to sentence Cindy under the multiple offender law, which could extend her sentence to 20-years.