WTF? Now some Stranger Things fans are trying to CANCEL Metallica?

Along with Kate Bush, Metallica has enjoyed a Stranger Things effect with one of their songs. As soon as viewers heard and saw Eddie shred that solo in the finale of season four, they searched out the source of the solo and found it to be from Metallica’s “Master of Puppets.” The interest was so huge that it pushed this eight-minute metal song from 1986 into the top 40 charts. Great story, right?

Yes, up until now. Now a TikTok user named Serena Trueblood is whipping up cancel culture against Metallica. She hosts a series called “Is Your Fav Problematic” which seeks to point out the non-woke, non-political correct activities of celebrities. Metallica is in her sights.

She accuses Metallica of making Nazi salutes (specifically Jason Newstead, who’s no longer in the band), making fun of Kurt Cobain’s suicide (including something from Dave Mustaine who was long out of Metallica when Kurt died), and James Hetfield’s alleged racist refusal to have Ice-T and Body Count open for Metallica in 1994 (a rumour that seems to have come from Axl Rose, the world’s most impeccable news source.).

Here’s the whole video.

@serenatrueblood I find it intersting that they only cared about gatekeeping in their fandom when they started getting big agaib from Stranger Things. Thy only care about what lines theor pockets #metallica #metal #isyourfavproblematic #stanculture #cancelculture #fyp p.s. sorry dad #greenscreen #greenscreenvideo ♬ original sound – Serena Trueblood

Naturally, Twitter has a lot to say on the matter.

Oh, there’s more. Check out Loudwire.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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