The Wrecks, 2018
[Photo by: Shervin Lainez]

The Wrecks frontman Nick Anderson has issued an apology after making “insensitive jokes” regarding Nazis, abortions, and miscarriages during the band’s set.

You can read his full statement, below.

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Footage from the show starts out with Anderson asking the crowd to take a small step back to prevent fans from getting smashed up against the barricade.

It then turns into the frontman asking those at the show to pretend one fan is pregnant, stating “later in the show I’m gonna tell you to push forward and she’s gonna have an abortion by accident.”

Another video, surfacing from the same show, shows Anderson doing the Nazi salute while fans cheered. He later says, “What you doing? No, no. Don’t you see what I’m doing you fucking Nazi fucks?”

The original video footage has since been deleted from Twitter, but screen recordings of the incident are still circulating Twitter.

Anderson later took to Twitter to issue an apology.

“I made a few insensitive jokes on stage last night. I wanna apologize to those who may have been offended. Obviously I have a very sarcastic sense of humor (shown in every video we release) and it’s never meant to hurt or offend, but last night was foolish. I’m sorry. Love y’all.”

He also added that the joke he made was taken from Bo Burnham and that his actions “did not come from a place of malice.”

The scene has since started to comment on the events, stating that normalizing such gestures is a big part of the problem.

The Wrecks are currently on tour with Badflower and Deal Casino and have an upcoming Christmas show with the Maine and All Time Low on Dec 22.