I’ve seen a huge surge in memes lately about people leaving the house wearing band merch and being asked questions about the band for example “name three songs”, “what are all the members called?”, “How long have you been a fan?”
For some odd reason, people wearing merch of bands they don’t know used to bother me but now it doesn’t because I really believe that people should be able to wear whatever they want (in terms of band merch) without having to meet certain requirements or pass a questionnaire.
But I do know some people that have a problem with people wearing merch of bands they don’t know, I’m here to say that this in my opinion is a form of elitism. You don’t get to gatekeep what people wear or demand that they like what you like, or listen to what you listen to.
It makes no sense to me that people get personally offended when people don’t know who certain older artists are or if they don’t listen to those artists. It has no impact on my life whether they wear those shirts or not and I don’t understand why anyone would actually question a stranger about their clothing choice.
- What do you guys think?