Lil Nas X’s ‘Satan Shoes’ Sold Out in Under a Minute, But Nike is Suing Over Them

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If there’s one thing that never gets old to me, it’s watching people freak out about “the devil.” As an atheist, I find religion to be silly and I secretly judge you for believing in it. Watching a bunch of people absolutely lose their mind over a pair of “evil shoes” makes me feel entirely justified in this.

I think Lil Nas X is of the same mind as I am on this because he released 666 pairs of Nike Air Max 97s made to look Satanic by art collective MSCHF, including adding human blood to red ink.

I think they’re kind of silly, but all 665 pairs for sale (Lil Nas X kept one for himself) sold out in under a minute, even at a price of $1,018 a pair.

Nike was not pleased about this because even though they had nothing to do with it, a bunch of people got mad at them, further proving my point that anyone who would get mad about this deserves scorn.

So of course, Nike is suing for trademark infringement and trying to block sales of the shoe.

I don’t think it’s going to be successful. The right of the first sale in the US is a very strong protection that basically lets you do whatever the hell you want to something you own. There’s no software in shoes to pull an end-run around consumer rights like John Deere, either.

But most importantly, Lil Nas X is sick of your bullshit. He’s got a new album and his video for his new song ‘Montero (Call Me By Your Name)’ shows him giving the devil a lap dance. A bunch of people were mad that it wasn’t appropriate children, and Nas’s answer was essentially “I am not Raffi, I don’t care.”

You can’t blame him, the man wants to be a serious musician. A serious musician who gives the devil a lap dance, but a serious musician. If you don’t think something is appropriate for your kids, there’s no shortage of stuff in the world that is. Don’t insist everything be to your taste.

Watching conservatives try to cancel Lil Nas X because he triggered them is kind of funny, though. You need a safe space from the bad devil shoes, snowflakes?

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