Mastodon Thanksgiving T-Shirt Causes Backlash

Band releases disturbing new tee

Atlanta metal outfit Mastodon have some new merch for sale, including a new extremely controversial Thanksgiving t-shirt. The shirt has received a huge negative backlash on social media. Mastodon took to Facebook to respond to criticism with this post:

“Regarding our thanks giving shirt, whether you choose to believe or not, the American Indians were massacred by the white settlers who became the Americans we are today. 
this shirt represents this atrocity and celebrating in the face of this atrocity is chilling. 

we may have a sick sense of humor, but we are far from being “Racist” as some of you who might not get it are calling us.”

To see the controversial t-shirt, click here

What do you think? Bold political statement or insensitive and easily-misunderstood gimmick…

Let us know in the comments.