Urban Outfitters' 'Minor Threat' Shirts Are Sanctioned By The Brand

Minor Threat T-shirt, Urban Outfitters

Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye has agreed to let Urban Outfitters sell t-shirts with its band name. 

Urban Outfitters’ $28 shirt featuring the hardcore punk band had initially caused controversy because people believe it was a bootleg. 

But MacKaye told Rolling Stone that the volume of “bootlegged” apparel was so extreme he decided to let his record label work with Urban Outfitters so he could at least maintain some control. 

“It’s not a political thing for me,” MacKaye said, adding that he once invested lots of time and energy into tracking down bootleggers only for it to be “a complete waste of time.”

He told Rolling Stone it was “absurd” that people were willing to pay $28 for a T-shirt. 

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