According to Metal Injection, the band’s surgical masks are selling out due to misinformation that they will be able to prevent people from spreading or catching the virus.
Guitarist James “Munky” Shaffer posted a clip of his son, D’Angelo, wearing a Korn mask where he says “Don’t get the coronavirus, but get the Korn virus at korn.com.”
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The Korn mask is selling on their website for $10 USD and is currently the third highest-selling item on their store but supplies have run out.
Several fans pointed out on Shaffer’s Instagram post that the band are helping spread misinformation and capitalizing off of a serious issue.
The masks were on sale prior to the coronavirus becoming a global topic but people are still feeling uneasy about Korn’s messaging behind selling them right now.
Numerous events are canceling at the moment due to concerns about spreading the virus. Just today, SXSW ended up calling off their event. A Tool fan confirmed they were diagnosed after attending the band’s gig, and Ultra Music Festival postponed.
SXSW attendees started a Change.org petition to cancel the event, which currently has more than 55,000 signatures. Ozzy Osbourne and Trent Reznor both canceled panel appearances while sponsors such as Apple, Netflix, WarnerMedia, TikTok and more pulled out.
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