Megadeth guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine has received further backlash for his statement accusing President Barak Obama of being the mastermind behind the recent mass shootings in America. Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, as well as one of the survivors of the Aurora movie theater shootings, Carli Richards, have now both publicly declared their discontent towards Mustaine’s comments.
Richards, who was one of accused gunman’s James Holmes’ seventy victims told TMZ that she believes that the President had no involvement in the shootings: “Some people think the president is a good scapegoat, but he didn’t shoot me,” She said. “Everybody is emotional at this time and needs to blame somebody I guess.”
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx was far less lenient on Mustaine in his post to Facebook: “Dave Mustaine is f—ing a–hole. I can’t even imagine how deep this cuts the victims’ families of these shootings.” He continued, adding, “He owes every family an apology as well as our great country.”
Sixx also accosted Mustaine for saying that the U.S. is becoming “Nazi America.” “Hey Dave if you think America is turning into ‘Nazi America’ as you are quoted saying. Then move the f— out.”
In a recently removed YouTube clip, Mustaine could be seen declaring to a Singapore crowd that Obama orchestrated the massacres in an attempt to pass a gun ban: “Back in my country, my president is trying to pass a gun ban, so he’s staging all of these murders,” he alleged. “Like 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.”
Mustaine continued, “I don’t know where I’m going to live if America keeps going the way it’s going because it looks like it’s turning into Nazi America.”