The Offspring Drummer Fired

2021-08-03 by Fernando Alves STAFF | 109 Comments
According to Blabbermouth, The Offspring's drummer Pete Parada was fired from the band for refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pete, who had been in the band's ranks for more than ten years, says he was following the doctor's advice, who told him not to take the shot due to his medical history. He made the following statement on his social media:

"Given my personal medical history and the side-effect profile of these jabs, my doctor has advised me not to get a shot at this time.

I caught the virus over a year ago, it was mild for me — so I am confident I'd be able to handle it again, but I'm not so certain I'd survive another post-vaccination round of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, which dates back to my childhood and has evolved to be progressively worse over my lifetime. Unfortunately for me, (and my family — who is hoping to keep me around a bit longer) the risks far outweigh the benefits.

Since I am unable to comply with what is increasingly becoming an industry mandate — it has recently been decided that I am unsafe to be around, in the studio, and on tour. I mention this because you won't be seeing me at these upcoming shows."

Take a peek at Pete Parada's full statement in Blabbermouth's article:
https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/the-offspring-drummer-claims-he-was-fired-for-refusing-to-take-covid-19-vaccine-due-to-his-pre-existing-conditions

Tagged: The Offspring

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cor22222
August 3rd 2021
381 Comments


They should fire whole band after last release

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hel9000
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2021
1294 Comments


imagine being fired by someone named Noodles

Emim
August 3rd 2021
31027 Comments


Well that's shitty.

Ebola
August 3rd 2021
4133 Comments


lucky for him tbh

Avagantamos
August 3rd 2021
7877 Comments


did you even read past the first sentence?

rockarollacola
August 3rd 2021
1024 Comments


Lucky him. I wouldn't want to be in that band in 2021 either.

Teal
August 3rd 2021
195 Comments


Given his seemingly valid explanation that seems rather unfair. Poor look in my opinion.

rodrigo90
August 3rd 2021
7022 Comments


did you even read past the first sentence?

Still, DEXTER HAS A PH.D IN MOLECULAR BIOLOGY.

rodrigo90
August 3rd 2021
7022 Comments


I wouldn't argue with him in that field.

tellah
August 3rd 2021
971 Comments


he seems to have a valid reason for not taking it (instead of anti-vaxxer pseudoscience), but being in a touring band makes that a tough situation to navigate.

someone
August 3rd 2021
3536 Comments


the whole band should've been fired over the last album

Feather
August 3rd 2021
7266 Comments


Booooooo

Feather
August 3rd 2021
7266 Comments


He should have just lied and bought a fake vax card tbh

DungeonBoy
August 3rd 2021
8421 Comments


that worked out well for those American folks traveling to Canada

bloc
August 3rd 2021
66549 Comments


"imagine being fired by someone named Noodles"

lmaooo

But seriously, this is fucked. Seems like he had a damn good enough reason not to get it.

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DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
August 3rd 2021
17127 Comments


“They should fire whole band after last release“

[2]



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sixdegrees
August 3rd 2021
12211 Comments


Hmm

Madbutcher3
August 3rd 2021
2887 Comments


probably shouldn't have been fired but they should have got a touring drummer for the time being

loveisamixtape
August 3rd 2021
10823 Comments


a real one of a kind. how will they ever find a replacement

TheSpirit
August 3rd 2021
28415 Comments


where do i send my audition tape

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Rowhaus
August 3rd 2021
4298 Comments


Why the hell would the band even care? If everyone else is vaccinated, and the vaccine is effective, it literally wouldn't affect them at all. This just seems like a really shitty thing to do to someone.

Stakaline
August 3rd 2021
23 Comments


The "medical explanation" is pretty flimsy though

TreblinkAlive
August 3rd 2021
47 Comments


This is clearly just a business move. Probably not even a necessary one. Glad it's a crappy band I don't care about, and I suggest the drummer take the same perspective.

TheSonomaDude
August 3rd 2021
7960 Comments


YER GONNA GO FAAAAAAR KIDDDDDDDD

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 3rd 2021
58133 Comments


Medical issues aside I wouldn't want to tour the world with someone unvaccinated.
They probably should have just had him take the tour off instead of firing him, but maybe he was the one adamant about it

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gordodustin
August 3rd 2021
358 Comments


Fuck them, I'm unvaccinated and plan to keep it that way. Shit isn't even FDA approved and now they're saying that vaccinated people can still get and transmit the virus. What's the point if you're young?

Feather
August 3rd 2021
7266 Comments


@Dungeon "that worked out well for those American folks traveling to Canada"
lol had to look this one up. 16k is TOUGH.

All jokes aside, really surprised by the lack of support for the drummer here. I personally don't think it should be anyone's business whether he gets the vax medical history aside, so especially backed with some medical rationale I am surprised he would get the boot and the general agreement I am seeing for it.

AlexKzillion
August 3rd 2021
12848 Comments


They probably should have just had him take the tour off instead of firing him, but maybe he was the one adamant about it [2]


Project
August 3rd 2021
5154 Comments


"Fuck them, I'm unvaccinated and plan to keep it that way. Shit isn't even FDA approved and now they're saying that vaccinated people can still get and transmit the virus. What's the point if you're young?"

vaccines still effective at preventing severe disease and death -- the virus has spread too far to eradicate it entirely at this point.

the first round of vaccines will be FDA approved soon at this rate, and they are authorized for emergency use -- we're in an emergency

also, get the vaccine to protect other people. COVID killed my brother. By not getting the vaccine, you put immunocompromised people like him at risk. Yes, you can still transmit it if vaccinated, particularly the Delta variant, but the more people we get vaccinated the less chance the virus has to mutate, making our problem worse. just get vaccinated and don't fall for the shills lying to you with pseudoscience

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Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 3rd 2021
58133 Comments


"Fuck them, I'm unvaccinated and plan to keep it that way. Shit isn't even FDA approved and now they're saying that vaccinated people can still get and transmit the virus. What's the point if you're young?"

people like you are the reason everything is still fucked

Emim
August 3rd 2021
31027 Comments


"The "medical explanation" is pretty flimsy though"

Thank you doctor

gordodustin
August 3rd 2021
358 Comments


"vaccines still effective at preventing severe disease and death -- the virus has spread too far to eradicate it entirely at this point.

the first round of vaccines will be FDA approved soon at this rate, and they are authorized for emergency use -- we're in an emergency

also, get the vaccine to protect other people. COVID killed my brother. By not getting the vaccine, you put immunocompromised people like him at risk. Yes, you can still transmit it if vaccinated, particularly the Delta variant, but the more people we get vaccinated the less chance the virus has to mutate, making our problem worse. just get vaccinated and don't fall for the shills lying to you with pseudoscience"

Sorry about your brother, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. However, the argument of protecting the immunocompromised doesn't make sense because vaccinated people are still giving it to others. So with that logic, the most vulnerable aren't even protected if 100% of the people got it who are able. Secondly, there are many horrific side effects that people are experiencing including heart inflammation and brain clots that sometime result in death shortly after vaccination. So telling everyone they MUST get the shot to protect others at the risk of their own health is irresponsible. Just give people the facts and encourage them to talk with their doctor about their own risks and benefits. Suggesting anything else is morally wrong.

WatchItExplode
August 3rd 2021
9252 Comments


Gtfo with that nonsense.

Lord(e)Po)))ts
August 3rd 2021
67109 Comments


I got pfizer in my left arm, moderna in my right, j&j in my left leg, and astrazeneca in my right and the only side effects so far are that I'm fucking real life magneto and I'm going to rip the iron in your bloodstream out through your skin if you haven't had at least 3 vaccinations already

loveisamixtape
August 3rd 2021
10823 Comments


antivaxers are so frustrating lol i promise you’re not gonna get myocarditis from the vaccine

WretchedCacophony
August 3rd 2021
2167 Comments


"people like you are the reason everything is still fucked"

no actually, it's not. Many practicing doctors and Bret Weinstein have been pushing for the usage of ivermectin as prophylaxis as that was a route taken in Mexico, where they largely eliminated covid shortly after it took root there. The problem is that ivermectin is out of patent, and is extremely cheap to produce. The influence of big pharma lobbyists is huge, and have suppressed alternatives to any newly developed treatment. Ivermectin has been safely used for over 40 years, and is a strong antiviral treatment. Joe Rogan had Bret and Dr Pierre Kory on his show to talk about this. Any open minded person should listen to the first 45 minutes of that podcast

anarchistfish
August 3rd 2021
29370 Comments


"Gtfo with that nonsense."

Is true tho

anarchistfish
August 3rd 2021
29370 Comments


At least anti vaxxers are a minority. Peeps making excuses for every whack nonsensical government policy are way more annoying at this point

Purpl3Spartan
August 3rd 2021
1195 Comments


Very sad situation

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Ebola
August 3rd 2021
4133 Comments


@WretchedCacaphony
Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medication. I use it on my cattle as a deworming agent. COVID-19 is not a parasite. Do not - I cannot stress this enough - DO NOT ingest it for the purpose of treating or preventing the coronavirus.

Also, the idea that Mexico "largely eliminated covid shortly after it took root there" is demonstrably, flagrantly incorrect and it's absurd that you're even claiming this to be the case.

Dmax28
August 3rd 2021
908 Comments


People have decided the government really cares about them and all other details contrary to their narrative are censored, shamed, and called pseudescience misinformation. This is despite any evidence that verifies alternatives to the narrative and plenty of evidence contrary to the narrative. Obey your overlords or be ostracized

WatchItExplode
August 3rd 2021
9252 Comments


Please don't accept medical advice you hear on the Joe Rogan podcast.

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
August 3rd 2021
58133 Comments


You lost me at Joe Rogan lol

Ebola
August 3rd 2021
4133 Comments


I am praying he is trolling but don't have high hopes

DungeonBoy
August 3rd 2021
8421 Comments


how long till this thread gets shut down?

Josh D.
August 3rd 2021
16745 Comments


If you do not get the vaccine you should be shot in the face with a gun.

anarchistfish
August 3rd 2021
29370 Comments


If you don't get shot in the face you should get the vaccine...with a gun

porcupinetheater
Contributing Reviewer
August 3rd 2021
8504 Comments


We're a beautiful nation full of dipshits.

No the government doesn't give a shit about individuals.
Good thing it's scientific researchers who are largely responsible for developing and continuing to track the vaccine. Anti-vaxxers better never swallow food or brush their teeth because I heard one time that some people actually died in horrible accidents related to both of those activities.

Josh D.
August 3rd 2021
16745 Comments


"If you don't get shot in the face you should get the vaccine...with a gun"

I'll allow it.

anarchistfish
August 3rd 2021
29370 Comments


Zero covid 🤝 anti vaxxers

Flipping out over a smaller chance of dying than driving a car*

"Listen to the scientists....no not those ones"

*terms and conditions apply

Im here all week



WatchItExplode
August 3rd 2021
9252 Comments


The US has regressed into perpetual adolescence with a corresponding ability to reason. Whatever the cause, it appears to be highly contagious. I'm afraid we're headed to a future dystopia that looks something like Boss Baby crossed with Mad Max.

anarchistfish
August 3rd 2021
29370 Comments


Pretty exceptionalist of you to assume USA has a monopoly on stupidity tbh

Snake.
August 3rd 2021
23489 Comments


"Many practicing doctors and Bret Weinstein"

fucking loooooooooooool

Snake.
August 3rd 2021
23489 Comments


"Weinstein has been criticized for making false statements about COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.[5][6][7]"

bro this is literally in the bio on his wiki page lmao you cannot be serious

SitarHero
August 3rd 2021
13572 Comments


Tough situation all around.

RogueNine
August 4th 2021
4797 Comments


Nah pretty sure it's the anti-vax folk who are still more annoying. Going to make it hard for a lot of people.

But yeah, couldn't they just have gone with a touring guy? Or have him write material from home and send it in? Seems harsh.

ArsMoriendi
August 4th 2021
35191 Comments


Why is it every time an article about a pop punk band happens here it's bad news

"Offspring drummer is antivaxer"
"Brand New frontman is a pedophile"
"Blink-182 frontman has cancer"
"Green Day made a new album"

I know the genre sucks, but jeez it deserves some good news

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sixdegrees
August 4th 2021
12211 Comments


"Green Day made a new album"

lol

loveisamixtape
August 4th 2021
10823 Comments


pretty bad news usually tbf

MO
August 4th 2021
23351 Comments


how punk of them...

SitarHero
August 4th 2021
13572 Comments


How pop*-punk of them...

botb
August 4th 2021
14756 Comments


“ no actually, it's not. Many practicing doctors and Bret Weinstein have been pushing for the usage of ivermectin as prophylaxis as that was a route taken in Mexico, where they largely eliminated covid shortly after it took root there. The problem is that ivermectin is out of patent, and is extremely cheap to produce. The influence of big pharma lobbyists is huge, and have suppressed alternatives to any newly developed treatment. Ivermectin has been safely used for over 40 years, and is a strong antiviral treatment. Joe Rogan had Bret and Dr Pierre Kory on his show to talk about this. Any open minded person should listen to the first 45 minutes of that podcast”

Tell me you think lazily listening to podcasts makes you smarter than scientists without saying those words

SitarHero
August 4th 2021
13572 Comments


"in Mexico, where they largely eliminated covid shortly after it took root there."

241,000 deaths later, of course.

Mister Twister
August 4th 2021
2669 Comments


I keep seeing terms like "fired" and "ousted" used, which honestly doesn't seem fitting for the situation. Seems like more of a mutually agreed upon departure given an unfortunate situation than that kind of terminology would suggest.

"I have no negative feelings towards my band. They're doing what they believe is best for them, while I am doing the same. Wishing the entire Offspring family all the best as they get back at it!"

That's not "I was fired, here's my statement"-type language.

bananatossing
August 4th 2021
1808 Comments


This reminds me I need to 1.5 their last album.

anarchistfish
August 4th 2021
29370 Comments


"bro this is literally in the bio on his wiki page lmao you cannot be serious"

Not gonna speak authoritarively to the validity of his comments but those sources are just journalistic pieces and one of them rambles on about the alt right and fucking NFL for half the article before I gave up reading it. Wikipedia is just a reflection of mainstream zeitgeist tbh, they even admit so. It isn't a source.

If it's unproven conjecture that goes in favour of the mainstream it's ignored. If it's unproven conjecture that goes against it it's "disinformation".

Cursory glance at the science suggests it isn't proven either way, but cos it's controversial and science takes a while it's "scientifically invalid". People pull the same shit when it's a political point being made cos this facade of a unitary and complete science is their most powerful tool to dismiss discourse that wades into the political.

That being said, lol Joe rogan

Pikazilla
August 4th 2021
18902 Comments


People take joe rogan seriously? Fucking hell, what dimwits

anarchistfish
August 4th 2021
29370 Comments


He's a good interviewer but I once heard him described as the male Oprah which made me lol

combustion07
August 4th 2021
9034 Comments


what a shit reason to be booted from a band

rodrigo90
August 4th 2021
7022 Comments


People take joe rogan seriously? Fucking hell, what dimwits

Did you know that the Everest is one of the coldest places in the world? ?)

BlondeGuardian
August 4th 2021
69 Comments


Firing him makes no sense considering that he already had COVID and the rest of them are vaccinated. I hope there was another reason

BookoftheFallen
August 4th 2021
720 Comments


According to Dr Joe rogan MD I dont need to get the vaccine since I am hung and healthy.

botb
August 4th 2021
14756 Comments


I’m sick right now with covid symptoms thanks a lot joe Rogan

garas
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2021
6420 Comments


> If everyone else is vaccinated, and the vaccine is effective, it literally wouldn't affect them at all.
The typical half-brainer opinion.

> Fuck them, I'm unvaccinated and plan to keep it that way. Shit isn't even FDA approved and now they're saying that vaccinated people can still get and transmit the virus. What's the point if you're young?
And the typical no-brainer opinion.

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Project
August 4th 2021
5154 Comments


"Sorry about your brother, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. However,"

did you really think that anything you could say after that point would justify your decision?

LightAndGlass
August 4th 2021
195 Comments


You lost me at Joe Rogan lol [2]

Malcontent
August 4th 2021
127 Comments


Glad smallpox was eradicated decades ago because if that vaccine was created in 2020 I guarantee you we'd be dealing with it for years to come thanks to chuckleheads like y'all.

Since people value the opinions of podcasters over actual scientists, what we really need is for someone to go on Joe Rogan and talk about how, in a recent study, 28% of Covid-positive men now have erectile dysfunction: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33742540/ - talk about firing the offspring.

WatchItExplode
August 4th 2021
9252 Comments


I tried to use ED as a bargaining chip before some dimwitted friends that don't want to get the vax. Fingers in ears, lalalalala fake news.

Having previously contracted covid also does not supplant the need for a vaccine.

anarchistfish
August 4th 2021
29370 Comments


Comparing covid to smallpox is lol

"Since people value the opinions of podcasters over actual scientists"

No one said listen to the podcaster Joe Rogan. Bret Weinstein is a fringe biologist but still a biologist

"talk about how, in a recent study, 28% of Covid-positive men now have erectile dysfunction:"

Even the discussion says the causation could operate either or both ways. Also that sample size is lol

You want to have good faith arguments but play the same games


MyNameIsPencil
August 4th 2021
6251 Comments


Dexter Holland please bring back the dreads it's the only way people will even pay attention to the offspring in 2021

Malcontent
August 4th 2021
127 Comments


"You want to have good faith arguments but play the same games"

> complaining about good faith arguments while defending *Bret Weinstein* on a news article about the fucking *Offspring* on sputnikmusic dot com jfc

anarchistfish
August 4th 2021
29370 Comments


Just accept your take was shit

BookoftheFallen
August 4th 2021
720 Comments


Where’s deathconscious? I want to debate him about Noam Chomsky’s views on vaccines

Institutionalized
August 4th 2021
30 Comments


Woah guys I just came here to ask if their new stuff was worth checking out. I figured all the comments meant they were good again

jk

bloc
August 4th 2021
66549 Comments


MY BAND'S GOT A DRUMMER, MAN, WE HATE THAT BITCH

ShadowRemains
August 4th 2021
26639 Comments


the fact he did that given Dexter's academic background is hilarious

CygnusX1
August 4th 2021
665 Comments


Na-na why don't you get a jab?

bloc
August 4th 2021
66549 Comments


lmao nice

garas
Contributing Reviewer
August 4th 2021
6420 Comments


> Comparing covid to smallpox is lol
It wasn't a comparison, it was an example you dork. And it was a fair point. Stupid folks are keep refusing (every kind of) vaccines, which is a huge problem.

Lichtbringer
August 4th 2021
677 Comments


“Na-na why don't you get a jab”

lmao well played

anarchistfish
August 4th 2021
29370 Comments


"It wasn't a comparison, it was an example you dork. And it was a fair point. Stupid folks are keep refusing (every kind of) vaccines, which is a huge problem."

Yeah everyone with reservations is just a stupid anti vax peasant who would've let smallpox, a disease with 30% mortality rate that predominantly killed kids, run rampant. That conceit is really gonna get people on board and understanding. Chuckleheads. Btw here is a shit study I didn't read. It's about your dick so clearly you should listen to me. Wow such a good point.

Yeah fuck off

TheNotrap
Staff Reviewer
August 4th 2021
16637 Comments


Play nice, plz

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anarchistfish
August 4th 2021
29370 Comments


I apologise. My mother was a dork so i get sensitive

DungeonBoy
August 4th 2021
8421 Comments


look what you've done Notrap

TheHamburgerman
August 4th 2021
1484 Comments


anarchistfish makes a good point though. bret weinstein is a biologist and he was on joe rogan, imagine that CV. dude could have probably cured cancer if only BIG PHARMA even cared about it, huh?

anarchistfish
August 5th 2021
29370 Comments


Hey here's my magic cock of contemplation

8=========)....

anarchistfish
August 5th 2021
29370 Comments


"Ivermectin is an anti-parasitic medication. I use it on my cattle as a deworming agent. COVID-19 is not a parasite. Do not - I cannot stress this enough - DO NOT ingest it for the purpose of treating or preventing the coronavirus."

Damn bro, imagine a farmer like my bro here were on the Joe rogan podcast, would destroy his medical credibility

loveisamixtape
August 5th 2021
10823 Comments


what is your opinion of the data that supports hospitalization rates being exponentially lower for people that are vaccinated and catch Covid? just want to embrace the antivax logic

KevinKC
August 5th 2021
965 Comments


Witch hunt.

Purpl3Spartan
August 5th 2021
1195 Comments


Why are these news threads always so chaotic?

garas
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2021
6420 Comments


> Yeah everyone with reservations is just a stupid
Well, you said it by yourself.

Ofc there are factors which most be considered and must be discussed with a doc (like autoimmun diseases etc.), but if you're willingly (and healthily) against the whole process then you are ignorant and dumb.

anarchistfish
August 5th 2021
29370 Comments


Where did I say I was anti vax?

garas
Contributing Reviewer
August 5th 2021
6420 Comments


Who said *you* are anti vax?

anarchistfish
August 5th 2021
29370 Comments


More than anything I'm against the entire structure of the discourse around the pandemic. Unwavering deference to authority, biased journalism, as well as the scientific mainstream, and the subsequent treatment of science as a unitary subject than as a discursive process (often by people who clearly don't even know how science actually functions) even before we talk about its application to politics. The refusal to acknowledge the present fuzzied border between the scientific and political. The classism, moralising and arrogance that pervades these topics.

And of course, the inability to raise these discussions without being grouped with anti vax loons, guilty of undermining the consensus by pointing out when people say something equally badly considered in favour of it, because people don't actually listen or engage with each other.

I've made my point clear enough at this point. Magic cock signing off

anarchistfish
August 5th 2021
29370 Comments


"Who said *you* are anti vax?"

I don't know who loveisamixtape was otherwise responding to

bloc
August 5th 2021
66549 Comments


This thread is longer than any Offspring album thread lol

Dmax28
August 5th 2021
908 Comments


Perfect explanation anarchistfish

Ebola
August 5th 2021
4133 Comments


I'm just tryna grill!

botulist
August 5th 2021
643 Comments


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