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The Dillinger Escape Plan accused of plagiarism over shirt design

Posted by on July 1, 2015

Last Friday, the US had a pretty historic day when the Supreme Court ruled the banning of gay marriage unconstitutional, thus making gay marriage legal across the country, going a step ahead towards equality. Many metal musicians celebrated the day and reacted positively on the web on the decision and others went ahead and decided to do more than just post online.

The dudes at The Dillinger Escape Plan thought it would be great to remember the historical day by releasing a shirt with their name, the date of the decision and a pretty masculine handshake with a rainbow flag tattooed with the intention to donate the earnings to a good and relevant charity.

The ruling on same-sex marriage the other day was a major step for the LGBTQ community, and for humanity in general, but there is still a lot of work to be done to both combat and help deal with discrimination and the horrible effects it has on people individually and collectively. FIFTY percent of the proceeds from this shirt will go to The Trevor Project, the national organization that leads in providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning young people between the ages of 13 and 24. Available for 24 hours. Printed ok athletic grey American Apparel tri-blend.www.merchlimited.com

This is revised and turbocharged from an earlier posting. If you already bought the other version and the changes we made are too fabulous for your taste, email [email protected] and they will gladly refund your order.

The revision they’re talking about is in reference to the copyright issue the band encountered originally with the first, unaltered design.

Discrimination and depression. We altered the image enough to make it legally non-infringing according to parody law. Even still, we offered to license the image. Since then we’ve been just getting hammered by this guy FutureZine. We of all people obviously have no interest in stealing art. We brought attention to him, we linked to his store, etc. We thought the two people clasping hands was a powerful image. We didn’t think that the outline of those arms would be a big deal to someone making money off of selling predator and rambo themed badges, and an actual drawing of Bart Simpson.

Everyone. What started as us thinking someone's badge was rad and being stoked on the gay marriage ruling, has just…

Posted by The Dillinger Escape Plan on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Since then, the issue has been resolved and the band is moving forward with their plans so If you want to snatch one of these sweet shirts, I suggest you get to the choppa and let Dillon know he’s a son of a bitch!

Predator handshake

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