FRANKIE PALMERI IS A CLASSY GUY
So apparently Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri has his own clothing line, called Cold Soul. And Allinmerch.com, who were operating Cold Soul’s online store, recently shut it down due to offensive designs. What was so offensive about the designs, you ask? Well, one of them featured a photo of the Columbine shooters, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, and the slogan “Shoot First Ask Questions Later;” another featured a shot of a scene from American History X in which a skinhead, played by Edward Furlong, blows smoke in the face of an African American, accompanied by the slogan “Violence as a Way of Life;” and yet another said “I Am a National Threat” and featured the Emirates airline logo and an Arabic-style font:
Holy shit, even I’m offended by these shirts, and I push old ladies into puddles for fun. What the fuck was the point of these? The “National Threat” shirt, it would seem, was meant to be ironic — but the American History X shirt seems to endorse violent racism, and I’m guessing that violent racists would find nothing ironic about deeming Muslims a “threat.”
Meanwhile, the Columbine shirt… I mean… I don’t even know where to begin with that one. It explicitly endorses the actions of the shooters; there’s really no other way I can see to interpret it.
The only words I can think of for these shirts are “disgusting” and “idiotic.” Palmeri should be ashamed of himself. This is beyond making music that I personally think is stupid; this is the kind of thing which should be a career-ender.
[via The PRP]