I’ve got this thing about people wearing band t-shirts as mere fashion accessories. I know, I know, I’m being snobbish and elitist. But when I see Justin Bieber wearing a Marilyn Manson shirt or Kim Kardashian sporting something from Slayer, my colon tightens. For them, it’s not about the band. They’re wearing a vintage t-shirt as some kind of fashion statement. A bauble of faux cool. Screw you.
Again, save your hate mail. I know I’m being irrational, but I’m one of those people who believe that if you’re going to wear a band t-shirt, you gotta love the band.
The latest should-you-be-wearing-that issue involves Kanye West’s Testament t-shirt. For those unfamiliar with the band, Testament is a serious metal band.
Kanye is taking flak for showing up in public like this.
— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 19, 2016
Testament’s Alex Skolnick had this to say (Via Blabbermouth):
‘Oh no he didn’t!’ Wait, yes he did… Goodness gracious. This whole decrepit clan must have picked up a pile of old concert t-shirts (the same pile Kourtney K’s SLAYER shirt came from) which have somehow become a ‘thing’ in trendy fashion (who’d have thought?!!). Inconceivable that any of these pop-culture vultures know who the heck any of the bands are. My guess is he thinks it’s a religious group (not the first time that’s happened). That is, if he thinks at all, which lately seems unlikely. And I thought this time period couldn’t get any weirder…”
He then followed that up with this Facebook post:
If you want to weigh in about who and who should not wear certain band shirts, fill yer boots in the comments section. Fight it out amongst yourselves. Meanwhile, I’ll be over here feeling dirty about being suckered into giving Kanye more attention over nothing.