SINGAPORE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine drew criticism from survivors of the Aurora "Dark Knight" shooting incident when he took to stage during a show in Singapore to accuse President Obama of staging the incident to provide a pretext to implement gun control.
"Back in my country, my president," Mustaine told the crowd, while pretending to gag himself, that "[Obama] is trying to pass a gun ban so he's staging all of these murders. The 'Fast and Furious' thing down at the border. And Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there. And now, the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
Mustaine went on to conflate the U.S. with Nazi Germany.
"I don't know where I'm going to live if America keeps going the way it's going because it looks like it's turning into Nazi America." Mustaine said.
This isn't Mustaine's first effort at publicly embracing conspiracy theories. In March, Mustaine revealed to libertarian radio host/conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that he was a 'birther' and that he believed president Obama was not an American citizen.
"With all of the proof about his birth certificate being fake. And you see the signs in Kenya that say 'the birthplace of Barack Obama.' Hello?! C'mon, guys. How stupid are we right now?" Mustaine said.
Mustaine's comments earned him some criticism from a survivor of the Aurora shooting. Carli Richards, who was shot multiple times, told TMZ: “Some people think the president is a good scapegoat but he didn't shoot me."