Connor Betts, the gunman that killed 9 people and wounded 27 others in Dayton, Ohio, was reportedly a singer in a pornogrind band called Menstrual Munchies, who had a number of releases with titles such as “6 Ways Of Female Butchery” and “Preeteen Daughter Pu$$y Slaughter.” Another member of the group, Jesse Creekbaum, has since been interviewed by Vice, saying he is sickened by Betts‘ actions and that he has since removed all of Menstrual Munchies’ material from the Internet.
Creekbaum said the following:
“I feel shitty having let him be in the band, doing those lyrics. Because I know, like, whereas I saw it as a joke — like, ‘Let’s play this and we’ll shock some people,’ and then the people that we know laugh — he didn’t see it as a joke. He was like, ‘Fuck, yeah. We’re gonna do this.’ It’s like, Jesus Christ, how much of this was like real life for him?”
He also added the following about wiping their online presence:
“I took it all down. I’m trying to get everyone I know to take all of it down. I don’t want to be associated with it. I don’t want it blowing up. I don’t want him romanticized. I don’t want any of this romanticized. I want people to erase him from history.”
Creekbaum also told Vice about some other instances in which Betts‘ traveled with firearms, talked about drug usage, etc.
Vice also mentioned that Betts claimed to be an anti-fascist and would blast Nazis and gun violence on social media. He even followed anti-fascist black metal band Neckbeard Deathcamp on Twitter. That group have since commented:
This news comes after some people were trying to scapegoat The Acacia Strain after one of their hoodies was found on Betts‘ body. The Acacia Strain’s Vincent Bennett has since condemned the shooter’s actions.