Fat White Family threaten to relocate to Syria and ‘join ISIS’ if Mac Demarco doesn’t retire

The recent Drake vs. Meek Mill beef generated headlines around the world earlier this summer, but neither of the rappers went so far as to get ISIS involved in their battle. But that’s what Fat White Family has gone and done, as the London group have threatened to relocate to Syria and join ISIS if Canadian musician Mac Demarco doesn’t retire immediately.

We think they were kidding.

The London sextet took to Facebook Wednesday to make the claim. “Unless Mac demarco immediately withdraws from music and the public eye,” they write, “me and saul will be on the first plane to Syria to join Isis. Peace be with you.”

Demarco has yet to respond.

The Fat Whites cited a 2013 performance by Demarco at Pitchfork Music Festival as a prime reason for the threat. “Jest or not it is a crime,” they write. Watch the video below, and check out the remainder of Demarco’s tour dates after the jump. Late last year, Fat White Family released a deluxe edition of their 2013 LP, Champagne Holocaust, and you can listen to it here.

Mac Demarco — 2015 Tour Dates
09-01 London, UK – Roundhouse
09-05 Stradbally, Ireland – Electric Picnic
09-06 Salisbury, UK – End of the Road Festival
09-07 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC
09-08 Bristol, UK – Motion
09-09 London, UK – Roundhouse
09-10 Birmingham, UK – The Institute
09-12 Manchester, UK – Beacons Metro Festival
09-14 Tourcoing, FR – Grand Mix
09-15 Paris, FR – La Cigale
09-16 Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
09-17 Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9
09-18 Berlin, DE – Postbahnhof
09-19 Copenhagen, DK – Vega
09-21 Stockholm, SE – Debaser Strand
09-22 Oslo, NO – Rockefeller
09-23 Gothenburg, SE – Pustervik
09-24 Aarhus, DK – Voxhall
09-25 Hamburg, DE – Reeperbahn
10-10 Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre
10-11 Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater
10-13 Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
10-14 Washington, DC – The Howard Theatre
10-15 Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10-16 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse
10-17 New Orleans, LA – Civic Theatre
10-18 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
10-19 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
10-20 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
10-22 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theater
10-26 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
10-27 Arcata, CA – West Gym at Humboldt State University
10-28 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom
10-29 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
10-30 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10-31 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11-02 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
11-03 Edmonton, AB – Union Sound Hall
11-04 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Center
11-05 Winnipeg MB – Garrick Centre
11-06 Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theater
11-07 Chicago, IL – Metro – http://bit.ly/1Mfek18
11-08 Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
11-14 Santiago, Chile – Movistar Primavera Fauna at Piscina Espacio Broadway
11-15 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Groove Club