Oh, the power of a good logo. A video recently went viral that sent Metallica fans crazy. The video shows a young lady totally digging a Metallica shirt, however, here is the rub, she doesn’t recognize the rock band, and even refers to the writing (the logo) across the chest as “metallic.”
In the video, the girl explains: “I’m loving the metallic writing,” this is in reference to the iconic Metallica logo. She added: “I keep seeing so many tops with this metallic writing on it and every time I’m like, ‘I love that top!’”
“I keep seeing so many tops with this ‘metallic’ writing on it” pic.twitter.com/YlD1rCEjdF
— Daniel Holland (@DannyDutch) March 4, 2019
Metalheads across the globe have united, some with complete anger over the young ladies ignorance, and some who believe that the video is a total set up and fake.
This has also lead to Twitter lighting up with people arguing about tee shirt wearers that don’t listen to the bands emblazoned on their T-shirt.
Some music fans have even gone as far as to say that unless you actively support the band whose merch you’re wearing, you shouldn’t sport their name across your chest. That a whole other kettle of fish!!!
Interestingly, James Hetfield came out to defend celebrities who wore the band’s t-shirts despite not being their biggest fans.
He said: “I remember when that whole Justin Bieber wearing a Metallica T-shirt went viral, I thought ‘So what?’,” Adding at the time: “This is America, you can wear whatever the fuck you want. If he doesn’t know the history of the band or whatever, it’s fine. I wear lots of stuff and I have no idea of the history, I just like the logo.”
So, what do you think, is it a crime to wear a bands tee shirt that you don’t follow or even listen to? We have our thoughts, how about you?