Here is one of the stranger examples of guilt by association. Back in the early 90s, it became fashionable for Scandinavian black metal musicians and fans to burn down churches.
In 1994, a dude man broke into a church in Norway, tearing the place apart and causing thousands of dollars in damage. When he was caught, the authorities noted that he was wearing a Ramones t-shirt.
Aha! A clue! They must be one of those awful bands inspiring young people to commit such atrocious and sacrilegious acts!
As a result, the Ramones were banned from performing anywhere in Norway. It took a little while to sort all that out.
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