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Kurt Cobain in his homemade Flipper shirt vs Forever 21's version
Nirvana - Flipper

Forever 21 is under fire... this time for selling a shirt designed by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide at his Seattle home in 1994.

No, Cobain wasn't much of a fashion designer. But he knew how to use a magic marker, which is how he made the noted Flipper band T-shirt he wore during a 1992 performance on "Saturday Night Live."

Earlier today, a replica of the shirt was retailing on Forever 21′s website for for $16.90. The shirt has since been pulled from the site, meaning Forever 21 might not be too keen on fighting legal battles over items that cost less than $20.-[SeattlePI]

A video from that episode of SNL below...

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Nirvana - Territorial Pissings (Saturday Night Live 1992)

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Comments (36)

this isn't the first time they've jacked someone's design and copied it w/o changing it at all. idiots

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:12 PM

I'm shocked Urban Outfitters didnt rip it off first.

Posted by commernt1 | December 5, 2011 6:13 PM

Hey man, nice shot

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:18 PM

so who sued? Courtney or Flipper?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:23 PM

Sears just pulled their version of the Modern Weepers shirt

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:24 PM

Don't these evil corporations care at all that trying to profit off of Cobain's legacy eats into Courtney's Jocelyn Wildenstein fund?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:37 PM

I'm going to make a version of frohawk's "North American Scum" tshirt.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:38 PM

Flipper rules.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:44 PM

sex bomb baby yeah!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 6:45 PM

Cobain was such a tool

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 7:00 PM

I guess I should stop wearing that silk screen shirt of Courtney pulling the trigger huh?

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 7:14 PM

That T-shirt model is such a TOOL!

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 8:23 PM

Forever 21 makes clothing for boys?

Courtney is going to blame this shirt on Dave Grohl.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 8:45 PM

Can't they just let the poor guy die already. It's been almost 20 years.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 8:50 PM

The year Kurt Cobain died home access to the internet was just taking off, no one had cell phones, and gas was <$2/gal. Oh, and Kurt Cobain actually played an instrument.

Just thought I'd point out just how different all of you hipster fucks are from Kurt Cobain.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 8:59 PM

Punk. Fucking. Rock.

God bless you, Kurt.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 9:11 PM

late

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 9:12 PM

And twenty years ago, hummus was still underground too. You couldn't find that shit at keyfoods no way.

Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2011 11:32 PM

Kurt Cobain is the guy that made being derivative hip

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 12:24 AM

frohawk > cobain

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 12:47 AM

The only way you can be 21 forever is if time stops while you're 21. But if time stops, then it isn't forever, since "forever" is a concept that depends upon time's continuation. So it's a paradox. One can't be "Forever 21" because "21" is a static description of time, while "Forever" is dynamic. It's quite brilliant, really.


Fuck you.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 1:06 AM

Cobain is forever 27, via a shotgun shell and provincial self loathing. I prefer frohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 1:10 AM

Watch that video.

Can you still take a band like Titus Andronicus seriously?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 1:12 AM

I can take anything seriously with a gun pointed at my dome.

Posted by fascist grebe | December 6, 2011 1:31 AM

When Nirvana was first around especially just before Bleach Kurt really was taking a bit from Mudhoney as in their pedals they used and a little from Melvins but they soon were their own band and character which does not happen today very often.

If that midtown kid from Hanson wants to wear a Flipper shirt I hope he really knows who the hell they are. Obviously not.
Theres so much wrong with that. Not a surprise since todays kids are dumb as a rock because they are saturated with entertainment and media but still grasping for an original thought.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:52 AM

what's the deal with all the really sharp anti-hipster stuff on this thread? let's make fun of hipsters, but not in a way that makes us look literally psychotic, please.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 4:53 AM

I have that shirt! I got mine from Bloomingdales though.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 5:38 AM

8:59 is eddie vedder

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 7:37 AM

Isn't that Kurt's red-headed stepchild?

That is great that the author feels the need to explain who he was, and how when he died. So glad grunge is gone, gone, gone

Now for extra bonus points, can you name The Beatles (at the time of their breakup)?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 7:55 AM

1:06 will be going home for the holidays, proud of his B- in introductory Philosophy. His parents' tuition money is not a complete waste

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 7:58 AM

blowing chunks over that

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 9:57 AM

Kurt Cobain did not "design" that t-shirt.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:17 PM

Kurt Cobain looked at a Flipper record and copied their logo with a magic marker. He did not "design" anything. The people who "designed" that t-shirt are Flipper and Hanes (or Fruit of the Loom).

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:23 PM

I don't know if Flipper still own the rights to their own logo anymore. But I expect/hope they got legally savvy after Public Image Ltd ripped them off.

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 2:34 PM

that model looks like such a douche!

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2011 5:23 PM

kurt cobain r.i.p

Posted by jordon | August 10, 2013 7:33 PM

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