Metallica Is The New Target Of Cancel Culture Because Of “Stranger Things”
Stranger Things fans who discovered Metallica through the song “Master Of Puppets” on the successful show have gone on the metal band due to their questionable past.
The reactions began on TikTok after influencer Serena Trueblood highlighted their past behavior in her long-running series ‘Is Your Fav Problematic’. In the video, she alleges the band of anti-Semitism and claims a symbol on James Hetfield’s guitar is linked to Neo-Nazism. She also readdressed an allegation made by Guns ‘N Roses frontman Axl Rose, who called Hetfield a racist.
Additionally, the TikTok user also highlighted video footage in which she suggests they mocked Layne Staley’s heroin addiction and Kurt Cobain’s death just days after his passing. In response, one Twitter user wrote:
“Metallica is a horrible band that should be canceled. that being said, you should give your tickets to me.”
Meanwhile, another posted:
“Stranger things will not change the fact that Metallica and other metal bands are all old racist hags so why are y’all mad abt people bringing that up.. be real for a second & realize that talking abt their problematic past doesn’t equal ‘canceling’ them like grow up.”
On the other side, fans of Metallica have laughed off the accusations. Someone went to social media to write:
“So apparently Metallica is being canceled because of James’ iron cross guitar and because Axl Rose- Axl Rose of all people called him racist for not wanting to contribute to an album with him and Ice T the rapper.”
It has been only two weeks since Metallica welcomed their new fans with open arms and wrote:
“FYI – EVERYONE is welcome in the Metallica Family. Whether you’ve been a fan for 40 hours or 40 years, we all share a bond through music All of you started at ground zero at one point in time.”