Travis Barker defends fiancée Kourtney Kardashian wearing Cannibal Corpse shirt

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If you think Kourtney Kardashian isn’t “metal enough” to wear a Cannibal Corpse shirt, then Travis Barker thinks you’re pretty lame.

Last fall, the Blink-182 drummer and his reality star fiancée were photographed while Kardashian was wearing a shirt featuring the artwork from Cannibal Corpse’s 1990 debut album, Eaten Back to Life. Upon seeing the photo, the death metal band’s original vocalist, Chris Barnes, deemed Barker and Kardashian “posers.”

In an interview with Revolver, Barker now calls comments like Barnes’ “the lamest s*** ever.”

“Obviously my fiancée doesn’t listen to Cannibal Corpse, but I do,” Barker says. “I grew up loving them. For [someone] to mention that in a negative light — f***ing lame, you know?”

“She’s wearing it because she’s cold,” the drummer continues. “She’s not claiming she knows every song. But I do! I bought every album, and I learned how to play every album.”

Barker adds that he’s had similar experiences in the punk world.

“Everything with punk rock — ‘I’m more punk than you’ — just f*** all that,” he says. “Be stoked that people are into music. Music is beautiful! It changes people’s lives. It creates the best memories. Just celebrate it, you know?”

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