Before Get Shot! made its way to Denver for a show at 3 Kings Tavern earlier this week, the members of the Sacramento-based quartet apparently had a little sacrilege to tend to, namely filming their bass player, one miss Laura Lush, diddling herself on the front lawn of the Westboro Baptist Church. The band was in Topeka on Saturday for a gig later that night, and evidently they had time on their hands, so they figured why not stir the pot.
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WE SUCCESSFULLY FILMED OUR BASS PLAYER LAURA LUSH MASTURBATING ON THE LAWN OF THE WESTBORO BAPTIST CHURCH!!!... http://t.co/PxzzBYsVlW
— GET SHOT GIRLS! (@GETSHOTGIRLS) September 30, 2013
Masturbating in front of America's biggest hate-fueled institution -- as far as attention-grabbing publicity stunts go, this one is perhaps rivaled only by that band of idiots that literally stopped traffic in the middle of an L.A. freeway. While it was purportedly meant to be some sort of middle finger to Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist crazies, let's be honest here, it was really meant to get people talking about a little known punk band from Sacramento. And it worked. Everybody's talking, including Gawker, who we're gonna guess had never even heard of Get Shot! before this week.
"The Phelps family and Westboro Baptist Church are ridiculous and do nothing except spread hate and cause controversy," says Lush on the band's Facebook page. "As a bisexual woman and the bass player of a ridiculous punk band, I wanted to spread my legs and cause controversy."
If you haven't seen it yet, the clip, which is most definitely NSFW, is exactly as advertised. It's also not currently available. If you were hoping to get a gander, you're just going to have to use your imagination as the band's site is down. The sudden surge of traffic apparently overwhelmed the act's server.
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