Justin Bieber Imitates Kurt Cobain in Seattle, Angers Nirvana Fans

March 18, 2016 Updated: March 18, 2016

The idiom “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” is true in some cases, but Nirvana fans are drawing a line with pop star Justin Bieber’s portrayal of Kurt Cobain.

Donning flannel, a Kurt Cobain T-shirt, and an expensive pair of ripped jeans, Bieber played to the Seattle crowd, ruffling his bleach blonde hair to pay homage to the grunge icon.

At one point, Bieber sat down with an acoustic guitar and reimagined Cobain’s famous performance for MTV Unplugged. 

The reaction on Twitter by Nirvana fans was not kind. 

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