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.
— Radio 104.5 (@Radio1045) March 16, 2016
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.
— Alice Nicolov (@alicenicolov72) March 15, 2016
There’s more than one photo of Justin Bieber in Kurt Cobain cosplay so it’s not from The Onion.
— DJ Meph (@djmeph) March 15, 2016
kurt cobain died once again https://t.co/dYvn3WYFWU
— Mohamed Khaldi (@MohamedKhaldi) March 16, 2016
February 1994 – Harry Styles born
March 1994 – Justin Bieber born
April 1994 – Kurt Cobain saw that was coming
— Bad Joke Minister (@badjokeminister) March 8, 2016