‘Well trolled, Metallica’: Band pokes back at anti-hunting whiners [video, pics]
Dear anti hunting whiners complaining about James Hetfield
No one cares. Metallica didn't get cancelled from Glastonbury
— Markus Von Bastarde (@CountBastardo) June 29, 2014
Last month, Twitchy told you about the halfwits who wanted Metallica frontman James Hetfield murdered for his support of hunting. Hetfield narrates “The Hunt,” the History Channel’s series on Kodiak brown bear hunting.
If they couldn’t see him hunted down and shot to death, critics hoped Metallica would at least get yanked from the Glastonbury music festival in England. Others complained that heavy metal doesn’t belong at Glastonbury.
But the whiners lost and Metallica couldn’t resist addressing the screechy uproar. “Glastallica” T-shirts proudly flaunting the criticism were reportedly sold at the festival.
And then the band addressed haters by debuting this short film featuring gun-wielding band members in bear costumes and British fox hunters.
Some found the film confusing, with many baffled YouTube commenters asking, “WTF did I just watch?”
Others were certain the film and t-shirts were master-level trolling and a middle-finger salute to the hate brigade.
The film was directed by Julien Temple, the filmmaker who made “The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle” for the Sex Pistols.
For Whom The Band Trolls.
Editor’s note: Thanks to commenter “Maryland_Malcontent” for pointing out that our earlier post on James Hetfield was published last month. The first sentence has been amended accordingly.