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The Used’s Bert’s McCracken Speaks On Canadian Border Issues, Being Strip Searched


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The Used frontman Bert McCracken has further explained his troubles on being able to cross the border into Canada. The band recently had to cancel all Canadian stops due to McCracken‘s criminal record preventing him from being admitted into the country. Speaking with Rolling Stone he stated:

“They won’t let me in. They said not for ten years. It’s weird, they’re like, ‘You need to rehabilitate these crimes before you come back to Canada.’ I’m like, ‘What does that mean?'”

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According to McCracken, the charges in question stem from the early 2000’s and include trespassing. He explained:

“When I say criminal record, I’m talking teensy, eensy misdemeanors they still have on my record from, like, 2001 and 2003 – trespassing”

The band are no strangers to having trouble getting across the Canadian border. McCracken recalled an incident that occurred after he left some marijuana on the bands bus, stating “It’s nice once we get up there, but trying to get in is a nightmare every time. We’ve been strip-searched. They made us spread our butt cheeks.”

More on the bands border woes and their upcoming music video for their song “Put Me Out” can be found at the aforementioned link.

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