Borland had called fans "roided out Jell-O shot filled bohunks"
Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland has expanded on recent comments he made about fans who come see his band play on the upcoming ShipRocked Cruise.
The group will headline this year’s cruise, which takes place between February 2-6. Andrew WK, POD and Black Label Society will also feature.
In a recent Instagram post, Borland described fans who show up to the event as “roided out tribal tattooed spray tanned Jell-O shot filled bohunks” who will “do their best drunk MMA impressions in the top deck mosh pit”.
Speaking to NME, the former Big Dumb Face frontman moved to clarify the comments, saying “I just don’t want our fans to get all butthurt and thinking I’m criticising them, because I’m not”. Borland says he’ll retract the statement if, “I don’t see a big muscly frat boy moshing in the pit”.
“When I first read the description of the cruise I realised it is what it is and I thought I’d have some fun with it,” he says. “I’ll retract everything if I don’t see a big muscly frat boy moshing in the pit. I think that is going to happen though so I feel safe. I’m turning 40 next week and I think it’s funny that I’m spending the last week of my 40s on ShipRocked. It’s funny to me. It’s a joke with truth in it. I just don’t want our fans to get all butthurt and thinking I’m criticising them, because I’m not.”
When asked if he thought people on the cruise were real Limp Bizkit fans, Borland says: “I don’t know what they are. I’m casually dropping online what my expectations are based on the descriptions of the bands online. I’m at the beginning of my mid-life crisis and this cruise sounds like ‘Let’s leave the kids at home and go listen to a bunch of nu-metal bands and have tonnes of alcohol.’ it doesn’t feel real. I want to call a spade a spade and have some fun with it. I’m not immune to criticism, for god’s sakes – I’m the guitarist in Limp Bizkit. I’m used to it by now.”
Borland says he’s not worried of coming across a fan who was insulted by his comments, asserting that “If they can’t take a joke, I can take a punch”. He’ll also be in the UK next month to play a number of shows with the band Queen Kwong.