This Kurt Cobain T-shirt may be the worst thing on eBay

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Miles Klee


Published Jan 13, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 6:55 pm CDT

I’m not the most stylish guy, but I know an unforgivable fashion faux pas when I see it—and clothes bearing the final depressive scribblings of grunge rock hero Kurt Cobain fit the bill.

The text of the Nirvana frontman’s infamous 1994 note had previously appeared on a tank top that Etsy pulled from its virtual shelves, Fader reports, but you can still pick up a unisex 3/4th sleeve T-shirt version on eBay for $25. The listing reveals that 16 of the cotton (and supposedly handmade) items have been sold, with 7 more available for purchase at the time of publication.



The Thailand-based retailer behind the garment, nuchyk, has a 99.2 percent positive feedback rating and sells all manner of probably copyright-infringing shirts featuring band logos, movie characters, and pop-culture personalities. He or she notes that the Cobain note shirt is “Not Official,” which, yeah, no kidding. Anyway, don’t buy this garbage.

For more information about suicide prevention or to speak with someone confidentially, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (U.S.) or Samaritans (U.K.). 

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*First Published: Jan 13, 2015, 3:13 pm CST