Springfield, MO – MSU Pride Band issued an apology stating that they used poor judgment when they played “MMMBop” downtown on the square this month. “MMMBop” is a song written and performed by the American pop rock band Hanson and is quite offensive to anyone who has ever listened to music.
“Frankly, I’d rather hear two squirrels in a meat grinder than listen to that garbage,” said Nora Hensley, a grandmother of 8, “It is just an awful song. I literally wanted to go back in time and head-butt Hanson’s mother and father.”
MSU officials have stated “that selection will not be played again in a public venue. Someone please help us find a song that isn’t offensive to someone. Please.” Last month Missouri State University’s Pride Band played “Dixie” as part of the dedication of Park Central Square, which caused quite a stir. This month, they were met with the same backlash while they belted out the 1997 hit single from the album Middle of Nowhere.
“MMMBop,” a song about absolutely nothing, has come to represent corrupt record company greed by forcing stale bubblegum pop-crap down listeners’ ears. ”We have a lot of complaints from the community,” said Morris Dean, who represents the group PWMS, People with Musical Standards.
MSU band leaders are taking a poll on their next set list where voters can choose songs including, “Smack my Bitch Up”, “Achy Breaky Heart”, “Cop Killer”, “Wannabe”, “Thong Song”, or “Macarena”.
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