Living meme and ‘All Star’ hitmakers Smash Mouth have deleted a tribute they posted to social media in honour of late Star Wars actor Carrie Fisher after copping backlash online, but they’ve gone on to say that they still think the post was “a great idea”.
After Smash Mouth learned of Fisher’s death at the age of 60, they plastered a photo of her from Star Wars with the Smash Mouth logo, creating something which is legit horrific:
Smash Mouth’s since-deleted Carrie Fisher post came only days after the band butchered their online tribute to late singer George Michael, who was found dead by his boyfriend on Christmas Day. The band’s Twitter account managed to misspell “Michael”, and also wrote “you will me missed” instead of “you will be missed”.
Here’s that post in all of its gross glory:
Following the deleted Carrie Fisher and George Michael posts, one punter asked Smash Mouth on Twitter, “So how many more times are you guys gonna pull this and delete immediately after the backlash before realizing it’s a bad idea?”
The band’s response is nothing short of astounding:
Earlier this year, Smash Mouth caused controversy after sharing a cover of the Queen & David Bowie song ‘Under Pressure’ after Bowie’s death earlier that month.
So this will probably just keep happening, ’cause Smash Mouth ain’t the sharpest tools in the shed.
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