Michigan's Calvin College Says No to Neko & Her Fellow Pornographers, Cancels Concert"/>
According to the Grand Rapids Press, the school released a press statement saying:
After weeks of discussion and consideration, the irony of the band's name was impossible to explain to many. The band's name, to some, is mistakenly associated with pornography. Consequently, Calvin, to some, was mistakenly associated with pornography. Neither the college nor the band endorses pornography.Students who have already purchased tickets can exchange them at no extra cost for front-row seats at a James Dobson seminar.
We regret the message we have sent to the band and their fans with this cancellation. We have been in contact with the band to explain this regret and the breakdown in our own processes that led us to first invite them and then withdraw that invitation. Calvin College remains committed to the difficult, yet important work at faithfully engaging popular culture.