Travis Barker Addresses Criticism Over Kourtney Kardashian Wearing Cannibal Corpse Shirt
During a trip to Venice with Travis Barker in September, Kourtney Kardashian was spotted wearing merchandise from the death metal band Cannibal Corpse.
Kardashian's stylist, Dani Michelle, said that the shirt came from Barker's closet in an interview with Vogue at the time. “Kourt has told me before that his closet is an archive itself. She can pick any T-shirt to wear and it’s the softest, coolest thing ever,” Michelle said.
Even so, the widely shared photo sparked an uproar on social media, with former Cannibal Corpse frontman Chris Barnes claiming the couple were "posers."
In a recent interview with Revolver, Barker blasts his fiancée's critics for the backlash caused by Kourtney's choice of clothing.
“To speak on that, that’s the lamest shit ever,” he said. “Obviously my fiancée doesn’t listen to Cannibal Corpse, but I do. I grew up loving them. For [someone] to mention that in a negative light — fucking lame, you know? She’s wearing it because she’s cold. She’s not claiming she knows every song. But I do! I bought every album, and I learned how to play every album.”
Barker went on to say how much he admires the death metal band, revealing that he has a wide selection of Cannibal Corpse merchandise in his wardrobe.
“I have a gang of Cannibal Corpse T-shirts,” Barker said. “I still love them. I have a gang of King Diamond T-shirts and rare Slayer shirts because I fucking love those bands. I grew up on them. Even though I’m, you know, whatever the world wants to view me as — “Oh, that’s blink-182’s drummer” — actually that guy was playing in a garage with a bunch of speed-metal kids listening to D.R.I. and S.O.D. I enjoyed every fucking minute of it.”