Kanye West Wore a Testament T-Shirt, Alex Skolnick is Appalled
Kanye West is no stranger to the metal aesthetic: in the past few years he’s been photographed wearing a Megadeth shirt, he aped Metallica and Judas Priest for his new “Yeezus” logo, and our all-time favorite, he wore these vaguely and generically “metal” sweatpants.
I’ve stopped giving a shit about mainstream celebrities wearing metal clothes — it seems to be in fashion right now, and is hardly worth getting angry about — but Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick sure had a lot to say when the below pictures of Kanye sporting a Testament t-shirt surfaced yesterday on The Daily Mail. Of course it’s entirely possible Skolnick is taking the piss for the sake of drama; he seems like the kind of fellow that would be able to make light of the hilarity of a situation like this one.
Blabbermouth reports that Skolnick posted the following message somewhere, although they didn’t link their source, and we can’t find it:
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…
The appearance marks the first time West has been seen in public since his hospitalization following a mental breakdown while on tour last month. It’s also the first time he and Kim Kardashian have been seen together since the latter was robbed at a hotel in France in September. The couple was enjoying a dinner out in Santa Monica, CA last night.
Hey, look, maybe Kanye’s a huge Testament fan! It’s possible. Perhaps he got down with The New Order while getting right in the hospital. But, even if not… meh, whatever. Metal is a fashion symbol now, like it or not, which to me doesn’t really dilute its message or potency one bit.
Here are some of the photos of the shirt in question, via The Daily Mail. GET ANGRY!!!!!