If you were anywhere on social media yesterday, everybody was posting tributes of their dad, throwback photos with their pop and just genuine feel-good emotion towards their parent.
As I Lay Dying also decided to get in on the action. Prior to yesterday, the band hadn't tweeted in over a year. The last tweet was right before frontman Tim Lambesis was arrested and eventually convicted of solicitation of murder. Lambesis is either already serving or about to serve a six year sentence. Lambesis was tried for hiring a hitman to murder his soon-to-be ex-wife.
All of this leads up to the very awkward tweet posted from the band account yesterday:
Here's a link to the tweet, if it's still up. No word on if it was Tim who posted it or somebody from the band, but it just seems a bit inappropriate. When As I Lay Dying previously posted a message, the rest of the band that wasn't Tim Lambesis made it clear they had nothing to do with it, and that they didn't even have the website password, so this may have been Tim or somebody in his camp posting the tweet.
Ultimately, irony is not dead with As I Lay Dying.