The Calgarian post-punk band Viet Cong have been stirring up heaps of controversy lately with their apparently offensive band name. The band addressed the backlash they’ve been facing in an open letter, stating:
“Our band, Viet Cong, has existed for a little over three years now. When we named ourselves, we were naive about the history of a war in a country we knew very little about. We now better understand the weight behind the words Viet Cong…We truly appreciate the seriousness of the feedback we’ve received, and we will continue to be open to listening to issues and concerns from all perspectives.”
The band has been experiencing no shortage of negative feedback and even a show cancellation at Oberlin College’s Dionysus Disco. Will this lead to a new name for Viet Cong, or will they simply wait it out?