Offspring drummer dismissed from the band for failing to obtain the COVID vaccine.
I suppose you have to keep them vaccinated.
The Offspring’s drummer has been fired from the band due to his refusal to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to medical concerns.
Pete Parada revealed the news in a lengthy Monday Instagram post, in which he expressed no ill will toward his bandmates but stated that the risks of getting the jab for him “far outweigh the benefits.”
“Because I am unable to adhere to what is rapidly becoming an industry mandate — it was recently determined that I am unsafe to be around, in the studio, and on tour,” the drummer wrote.
Parada did not specify in his statement whether his departure is permanent, but he did state that he will not perform at the band’s upcoming shows.
Parada stated that he suffered from several bouts of Guillain-Barre Syndrome throughout his childhood and does not wish to risk triggering another bout with the vaccine.
While Parada maintained a cordial relationship with the band, he spoke out against vaccine mandates.
“I believe it is neither ethical nor prudent for those in positions of power (government, corporations, organizations, and employers) to dictate medical procedures to those in positions of weakness,” he wrote.
“There are countless individuals (such as myself) for whom these vaccinations pose a greater risk than the virus,” he explained.