Ever think you could be sued for a sweater? Probably not. But Anthrax certainly is. Over the weekend, the band was hit with a $1 million lawsuit over the ugly Hanukkah sweaters they made last year, citing design infringement. According to the Detroit Free Press, the alleged original creator of this design, Aaron Cummins has also named the manufacturer, Global Merchandising Services as well as the website, Rockabilia in the suit. The lawsuit is also asking for an injunction preventing any more sweaters from being made.
While it’s unclear how much merit the suit has, one thing is clear- a million dollars is a lot of money over some damn sweaters, and there’s no way any one band has made that much money on a purposely tacky merch design that’s on sale for two months. Even if the band did get the idea from a joke Metal Sucks post.