Viet Cong Banned Because Of Name

What’s in a name? Quite a lot if you’re post-punk noise outfit Viet Cong, who have just had one of their shows cancelled in Ohio due to controversy surrounding their moniker. Gig promoter Ivan Krasnov took to the Oberlin ‘Sco Facebook page to apologize for booking an act whose name “deeply offends and hurts Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American communities, both in Oberlin and beyond”. He extended his apology “to anyone hurt or made uncomfortable by the name and its connotations.”

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