Remember when the internet lost it’s shit last month when Justin Bieber rocked a Metallica tee on The Ellen Show?
Well, much to the horror of metal-heads around the world, Metallica frontman James Hetfield has come out and proclaimed the move to be one the top 10 things to happen in 2015.
Metal Injection have reported that the pop star’s fashion statement claimed the number 10 spot of Hetfiled’s list of ‘Top 10 Thingz of 2015′, joining the likes of meeting Robert Plant (#4), seeing his kids grow (#3) and shooting a sniper out of a moving helicopter.
Hetfield’s approval of Bieber’s actions will only rub salt into the wounds dealt out to metal fans worldwide, when back in October Metal Injection revealed that Metallica considered themselves ‘Beliebers’.
Drummer Lars Ulrich noted, “I think the kid’s really talented and obviously to go through what he’s going through at that early age must be a mindfuck. So the fact that he still goes out there and does it, I admire that and I think he is super talented so I guess I am kind of a Belieber.”
The incident has been Bieber’s second t-shirt controversy for the year, after he also donned a Nirvana t-shirt last month.
While the fans may be lashing out, it hasn’t prevented arguably the biggest name in heavy music throwing up their horns of approval of his work.
Metallica have not been the only ones to join the list of Beliebers in 2015, with the Canadian singer’s latest album Purpose finding it’s way onto countless ‘best of’ lists for 2015, as well as showcasing his new and improved image.