— TIME.com (@TIME) August 16, 2012
Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine is on the receiving end of massive ridicule after making nutty on-stage comments linking President Obama to the recent gun massacres in America.
On tour in Singapore, the outspoken birther conflated the Wisconsin and Colorado tragedies with the federal government’s deadly Operation Fast and Furious.
Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban so he’s staging all of these murders. The ‘Fast and Furious’ thing down at the border. And Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now, the beautiful people at the Sikh temple.
As video of the incident spread, Mustaine was pilloried universally for his comments.
Dave Mustaine has gone off the deep end, says Obama staged Aurora & Sikh temple shootings to pass gun control http://t.co/edcn5VKF
— Metal Injection (@metalinjection) August 15, 2012
Lead singer of Megadeth Dave Mustaine Believes Obama 'Staged' Aurora Shooting Massacre http://t.co/jN9GhpsK
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 15, 2012
Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine told his audience that Barack Obama staged the Aurora movie theater massacre. http://t.co/qI8scxpX
— Complex (@ComplexMag) August 16, 2012
Dave Mustaine's catching a lot of heat from the New York Daily News for saying the mass shootings were staged. http://t.co/Lt8VXr72
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) August 16, 2012
In a bit of musical profiling, criticism of Mustaine soon spread to include conservative guitarist Ted Nugent, with some even drawing a line to Mitt Romney and the GOP.
Right now Ted Nugent is sitting in a bunker somewhere thinking up ways he can out-crazy Dave Mustaine. #MegaDouche
— Matt McDaniel (@themattmcd) August 17, 2012
It's unfair how the Republicans have the support of all the sensible rock stars like Dave Mustaine, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.
— Allan Mott (@HouseofGlib) August 17, 2012
First Ted Nugent, now Dave Mustaine. Damn, Romney is going to dominate the "Currently hooked on Meth" voting block.
— William K. Wolfrum (@Wolfrum) August 16, 2012
I wonder when Dave Mustaine & Ayn Rand are going to do a "very special acoustic show" for the Romney/ Ryan ticket.
— psychedelicatessen (@MentalRiot) August 16, 2012
Breaking: Romney/Ryan hire Dave Mustaine as campaign spokesman…
— Patrick McConnell (@PatrickMcConnel) August 16, 2012
Any truth the to the rumor that Romney is going to drop Paul Ryan from the ticket and go with Dave Mustaine?
— Darrin Navarro (@Hypersquared) August 16, 2012
We’re not expecting to catch Mustaine headlining at Romney rallies any time soon.