Smash Mouth Frontman Says ‘F–k That COVID S–t’ at Packed Sturgis Rally

Smash Mouth Steve Harwell
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Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell is catching flak for comments he made during a packed concert.

He told a packed crowd at the Sturgis Rally in South Dakota, “f–k that COVID s–t” as the band played. The event drew a huge crowd due to the performance. Many people who attended were not wearing masks.

“We’re all here together now, and we’re being human once again,” Harwell could be heard in a recording of the event. The comments drew criticism on social media after the video began circling. Smash Mouth manager Robert Hayes says the band worked endlessly to make sure the event was safe.

Hayes says “most” attendees were on their motorcycles, which “eliminated a lot of physical contact between attendees and actually created a forced social distance.” He says the Smash Mouth organization is taking the pandemic seriously.

“We have taken measures to keep our band, crew, and fans as safe as possible during this time.” Signs were present at the event reminding guests to remain socially distant. Hand sanitizer stations were also available. Several artists who were due to perform at the event pulled out due to the pandemic – including Willie Nelson, ZZ Top, and Lynrd Skynrd.

The United States is currently the world leader in new coronavirus cases, with over five million confirmed. 160,000 Americans have died due to the virus. Guidance from the CDC suggests 300,000 Americans could die by December if the pandemic continues unabated. Several states have mask-wearing mandates in place as the nation debates whether or not to send children back to school.

Smash Mouth frontman Steve Harwell isn’t the only artist causing controversy for their comments.

Back in April, Madonna told her followers on Instagram that she couldn’t wait to “breathe that COVID air” once quarantine lifted. The comments drew criticism because the last few shows of Madonna’s ‘Madame X’ tour were canceled due to the pandemic.

Kid Rock’s restaurant in Nashville received a suspended liquor license after it opened with packed bars. A photo posted online showed people standing shoulder to shoulder without masks. The owner of the restaurant later sued Nashville, claiming the shutdown restrictions were killing his business.

Ted Nugent called coronavirus ” a slap upside the head by Mother Nature” and called them tragic times. “Maybe this is a slap upside the head by Mother Nature. ‘Hey y’all, if you eat crappy food and you spend money on poison and chemicals, you might want to reevaluate your priorities,” the singer says.

9 Responses

  1. Dr. Faucibreath

    Amen! I know people in my town are fed up with this scamdemic. This has been the biggest hoax engineered by democrats to date.

    F*ck your mask.

    • Huh

      And not just the democrats! They got 180 other countries to join the scam! And 500,000 people have died so far just to perpetuate the scam! All just to …. I forgot why… why is every country in the world doing this scam?

      • Stan Hall

        Huh; Huh? Awkward Post. No factual information available for your lacked posting. Embarrassing statement/Post. This posting of yours explains why you go by the title of ‘Huh’ – you apparently went through K-12 schooling roaming the halls and stating ‘Huh?’ In classes You were always raising your hand and saying Huh? Thank you for the entertainment. Maybe Alzheimer’s is something you need to be checked for. Huh is a basic word amongst those who do have the disease – and your posting is forgetful.

    • Stan Hall

      So many angry and uneducated humans. Your comment outlines lack of education, self anger, Someone who really wants to appear intelligent but isn’t intelligent enough to pull that elementary stunt off successfully. Steve Harwell is desperate for cash- his flipping off photo shows he’s desperate for someone to say he’s cool. Well, he’s not. He’s a danger to society as you are. You and others with your Fischer Priced comments are ‘Arm Chair Scientists’ acting verbally as if you’re more knowledgeable than science and those who are truly scientists who earned their degree at a University, not sitting in their chair griping about not wearing a mask (sound familiar). Dr.Faucibreath – time to get motivated, impress someone with true education and mask wearing. A mask isn’t that heavy. But your self motivation and Elementary mouth are lethargic and heavy. Smash Mouth only has one hit. Wow. Smash mouth should have been self caring of others as did the other bands that pulled out of the concert for the safety of others. Steve Harwells denial not wanting pullout of the show advertises his true colors; self absorbed and a hate for others. Oh, dido for you Dr. Hey Smash mouth- no more listening to your smash mouth attitude. Your group makes society realize true sadness within yourselves.

    • Angelito

      Resist the stupidity from you. Go back under your bridge.

  2. Sumter

    I’d smash that guy in the fucking mouth. What a douche.

    • Angelito

      Sure you would. After you combed your man bun and took a sip on your double skinny latte.