As music fanatics, we understand what it is like to have a (un)healthy obsession with our favourite musical idols, however someone has taken this too far, monetarily capitalising on Kurt Cobain’s suicide in the form of a t-shirt.
We wish this was a distasteful joke, unfortunately, it is not. eBay user nuchyk has done the unspeakable and is currently selling baseball jersey t-shirts that have Kurt Cobain’s entire suicide note in its entirety printed on the front of the tee, as the guys at Gigwise sadly point out.
Many have hit-out against the t-shirt creator, claiming that they are “romanticising” and “trivialising” suicide, whilst we among so many others are in utter shock that such a morbid concept could ever have been conceived, let alone put into action.
What’s worse is the fact that already both the medium and large sizes of the hideously distasteful t-shirts have already sold-out, online shoppers having to only fork over US $25.19 to have Cobain’s heartbreaking final words printed on their fronts for the entire world to see.
According to Gigwise, the t-shirts were originally found on online mega marketplace, Etsy, however thankfully have now been removed. Nobody should be so irresponsible as to positively promote suicide as a “cool” and “edgy” piece trendy apparel and as any Cobain or Nirvana fan would know, selling Cobain’s image, especially in the worst possible form imaginable, is so far from what the music legend would have wanted.
This year marks the 21-year anniversary of Cobain’s suicide, the tortured frontman of the iconic grunge band Nirvana taking his own life on April 5, 1994.
If you or someone you know is depressed or having suicidal thoughts for immediate assistance call Lifeline – 13 11 14 or Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467. For more information about depression and anxiety visit www.beyondblue.org.au or call the info line on 1300 22 46 36.