Study Claims That No Actual Ramones Fan Has Ever Worn a Ramones T-Shirt. Discuss

Er, what? Really? I wonder where this leaves me.

Fruit of the Loom–yes, the underwear people–carried out a study that says that Ramones t-shirts are only worn by people who never actually listened to the band.  I quote:

“Our study found that, rather than being an expression of fandom of The Ramones, the t-shirt functioned as a sort of anti-conformist uniform for angsty teens, which is ironic,” confirmed Fruit of the Loom spokesperson Anne Hopkins. “It’s sort of the equivalent of a Che Guevara t-shirt for the apolitical.”

So it’s just a fashion/social/political statement?  How many people were included in this survey? And did they talk to anyone over 25?

Oh, wait. This is a satirical news site like The Onion. Ah.

View the whole story at WundergroundMusic. (Via Tom)

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6 thoughts on “Study Claims That No Actual Ramones Fan Has Ever Worn a Ramones T-Shirt. Discuss

  • March 4, 2015 at 10:45 am
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    They should take the survey with someone who is in their 30’s, 40’s & 50’s. I’ve been a fan of them since the mid 1980’s, and have worn a shirt of theirs, either bought in a store or the rare time I saw them in concert (up to their disbanding) ever since. Even to this day, I will wear a Ramones shirt, and buy a new one in the store when the ones I have get raggedy.
    It is not due to angst or rebellion, it is because I am a fan of theirs, I support their music and am promoting them, even though they’ve not been around for 18 years.

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  • March 4, 2015 at 10:54 am
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    I’m a big Ramones guy. I owned one tour shirt a long time ago

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  • March 4, 2015 at 11:40 am
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    I’ve been a fan since 1977. I’ve worn out about 5 Ramones shirts over that time. i’m usually the exception to the rule 90% of the time though.

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  • March 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm
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    its a spoof article website

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  • March 4, 2015 at 1:49 pm
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    Alan — SATIRE!

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