Smash Mouth Says It Got Hate Mail Due to Sturgis Performance (But We All Know It’s Because Their Music Sucks)

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Each time a celeb publicizes hate mail, they achieve this for pity. Effectively, Smash Mouth isn’t getting any of ours. For starters, they subjected us to years of that god-awful, obnoxious earworm in any other case often called “All Star.” Now, they’re serving to unfold coronavirus.

The ‘90s one-hit-wonder band was among the musical acts at recent motorcycle rally Sturgis in South Dakota. The group performed among thousands of bikers too badass (read: stupid) to socially distance or wear face masks. Over 100 cases of COVID-19 have already been reported in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming, and Washington as a direct result of the rally.

In a testament to its pop cultural irrelevancy, Smash Mouth was the biggest band on the Sturgis entertainment bill, thereby making frontman Steve Harwell the celebrity face of the event. It didn’t assist that Harwell was additionally captured in a video saying, “Fuck that COVID shit!”

So it’s no marvel that somebody wished to inform the band the place to get off. In an Instagram publish, the band shared a pic of a damaged CD (LOL, somebody nonetheless has CDs) and a handwritten letter with phrases like “kills,” “selfish” and “motherfuckers” seen.

“Recent fan mail,” learn the caption.

Go forward, Steve, strive to pan this off as some kind of political backlash for taking part in throughout a world pandemic of a extremely contagious illness. The remainder of us know the reality: that your music has sucked for many years and no one wants to hear even yet another observe of it. For all we all know, listening to the refrain to “All Star” on repeat might be deadly.

Cowl Photograph: Tim Mosenfelder / Contributor (Getty Photographs)

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