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- Posted on May 1st 2009 1:40PM by Dan Reilly
You see, on NOFX's new album, 'Coaster,' frontman Fat Mike recounts an awkward meeting with one-half of the sisters Quin in the song, 'Creeping Out Sara.' He sings about not being sure of which sister he's talking to, and asks, with tongue-in-cheek, if they'd "ever had a threesome where they both ganged up one girl." Naturally, some of Tegan and Sara's fans, and many in the lesbian community, expressed disgust and even decried homophobia on Fat Mike's part. So, Spinner recently caught up with Fat Mike to clear the air.
"It's basically a true story," Mike tells Spinner. "I was drunk, we did hang out at a festival and we were talking about sex. I mean, I'm dissing myself! I sound like a drunk creep, so I don't know what the problem is. Their fans think I'm making fun of them, but I'm not. We had a really nice time that day." After the festival, Mike found out that Tegan was the Quin sister he met that fateful day, but he has his bases covered. "On the vinyl version of the album, it's called 'Creeping out Tegan,'" he says. "I played it safe, and wrote both versions since I wasn't sure."
Tegan has been in touch with Mike but hasn't publicy responded outside of a short message on her Twitter, which said, "nofx + t/s = lots of email/texts/blogs/phone calls. i think punk in drublic is a great record. we r lesbians. sara was creeped. i AM cooler." That last sentence refers to line in the song where Mike says he heard Tegan was the cooler one.
"She told me, 'I think the song's rad but a lot of our fans are giving us a lot of s--- because we're not responding, because you're dissing us but you're not even dissing us,'" Mike says. "I mean, how cool is it that she said that she's the cooler one? And she is cooler."
While this should end the controversy, Mike is still offended. "We've been supporters off the LGBT community forever," he says. "We have rainbow flags on our f---ing stage. We totally support that community. We call ourselves a 'gay positive' band -- not 'tolerant,' positive. We think gay people are awesome and better than straight people because they're having more fun."
Tell that to Miss California.