Travis Barker On Controversy Surrounding Kourtney Kardashian’s Cannibal Corpse Shirt: “F***ing Lame”
Back in September, Kourtney Kardashian was photographed wearing a Cannibal Corpse longsleeve alongside her boyfriend, blink-182 drummer Travis Barker. This caused everyone on the Internet to have a seizure, including founding Cannibal Corpse vocalist and known crackpot Chris Barnes, who called Kourtney and Travis “posers.” Now, Barker has spoken about the controversy, and guess what, he thinks it’s pretty fucking stupid.
Speaking to Revolver, Travis was asked about the hubbub, and said the following:
“To speak on that, that’s the lamest shit ever. Obviously my fiancée doesn’t listen to Cannibal Corpse, but I do. I grew up loving them. For [someone] to mention that in a negative light — fucking lame. She’s wearing it because she’s cold. She’s not claiming she knows every song. But I do! I bought every album, and I learned how to play every album.
“I grew up a punk-rock kid, [but] everything with punk rock — ‘I’m more punk than you’ — just fuck all that. Be stoked that people are into music. Music is beautiful! It changes people’s lives. It creates the best memories. Just celebrate it, you know?
“I have a gang of Cannibal Corpse T-shirts. I still love them. I have a gang of King Diamond T-shirts and rare Slayer shirts because I fucking love those bands. I grew up on them. Even though I’m, you know, whatever the world wants to view me as — ‘Oh, that’s Blink-182’s drummer’ — actually that guy was playing in a garage with a bunch of speed-metal kids listening to D.R.I. and S.O.D. I enjoyed every fucking minute of it.”
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen: she was cold, gatekeeping is wack, Travis Barker doesn’t owe you shit, and caring about who wears what shirt truly is the dumbest fucking thing anyone can waste their time on. Enjoy your Friday.