Gwar Criticised For “Appalling” Tony Abbott Decapitation At Soundwave 201426th February 2014
Costumed thrash metal outfit Gwar have been criticised for the “appalling” on stage decapitation of an effigy of the Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.
While the sight of the decapitated Prime Minister spraying fake blood into the audience delighted the Soundwave crowd, the stunt “appalled” a group of government supporters.
The Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, have posted a complaint on their official website, criticising both the simulated decapitation of Tony Abbott, as well as the simulation of the British Queen having her breasts hacked off –
GROSS ABUSE OF HOPSITALITY BY VISITING ROCK BAND
Australians for Constitutional Monarchy is appalled by reports of visiting American rock band Gwar decapitating and mutilating effigies of our Prime Minister and Queen.
“This act – an extraordinary breach of good behaviour and standards – is particularly offensive coming from visitors, who have been extended Australian hospitality”, said Executive Director, Jai Martinkovits.
“Imagine the public outcry, both from Democrats and Republicans, were an Australian band to behave similarly towards the President and First Lady of the United States”, he continued.
“Gwar, as public figures, are no doubt role models to many impressionable young people. This kind of irresponsible and hateful behaviour has the potential to incite violence both in Australia and abroad.”
“Australians who condemn this behaviour should make their concerns known to the organisers of the Sound Wave festival.”
Gwar describe themselves as “the sickest band in metal history, Earth’s only openly extra-terrestrial rock band, and the destined destroyers of not only the human race but also reality itself”, and are well known for its elaborate science fiction/horror film inspired costumes, obscene lyrics and graphic stage performances, which feature humorous enactments of politically and morally taboo themes.
Gwar frontman Oderus Urungusand responded to the controversy in an official statement:
“We were just playing our show in Brisbane and this guy with giant ears wanders out onstage and tells us to go back to Antarctica, so naturally I removed his head from his shoulders. But what was really surprising was that it grew back and I had to chop it off again at Sydney Soundwave. So we are waiting to see what happens tonight.
Will it grow back again? Will it come back as a Koala bear? And what about the poor Queen? We chopped her tits off and stomped the royal baby to death, and all people seem to care about is this Abbott guy. I tell you this, if you could harvest the power of the wind with this dude’s ears, then you could create a machine that would move time and space and enable all the asylum seekers to enjoy Caesar salad every night. And also not have dogs set on them.”
The chances are that the Tony Abbott will lose his head again tonight when Gwar play at Sydney’s Factory Theatreas part of the soundwave 2014 Sidewaves.