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METALLICA's James Hetfield Slams Kylie & Kendall Jenner, Calls Metal Ripoff Shirts "Disrespectful"

Posted by on July 25, 2017 at 1:45 pm

Late last month, Kylie and Kendall Jenner inexplicably thought it would be a great idea to roll out a line of t-shirts that straight up stole famous artwork and imagery from Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, The Doors, Pink Floyd, and more. The shirts were to retail for $125 each, because if you're going to commit theft, you might as well go all the way with it.

Sharon Osbourne called the sisters on it, and Kendall issued an incredibly half-assed apology. Now in an interview with ET Canada, Metallica frontman James Hetfield weighed in and called the shirts "disrespectful," and asked for the sisters to "show some respect."

"I guess what they were thinking is, 'We can do whatever we want.' To me, it’s disrespectful. We’ve spent thirty-six years working hard, doing our best to keep a really close connection with people, make every note count, and someone just throws something up over something that we feel… Not that it’s sacred or anything, but show some respect."

Beyond the price and the fact that the sisters actually thought they could get away with it, what about the shirts themselves? They're so ugly it's ridiculous, and the design makes no sense at all. It's just a shirt with famous rock imagery on it, and then screenshots of their Instagram over top or selfies.

Where's Gary Holt when you need his opinion on the Kardashians?

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