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Emmure’s Frankie Palmeri’s “Cold Soul” Merch Store Shut Down For Offensive Designs (Updated)

Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri recently had the online store for his Cold Soul merchandise line pulled—allegedly as a result of offensive designs. Allinmerch.com, who were operating the store confirmed the closure via Twitter.

Some of the offensive designs in question that are thought to have resulted in the store being shut down can be found below. One shirt in particular featured a picture from the Columbine High School Massacre with the caption “shoot first ask questions last” on the back.

Update – August 07th 1:44pm:

While he hasn’t replied directly to the situation, Frankie Palmeri seems indifferent to the criticism leveled at his design choices. Earlier today he retweeted two responses from fans, including: “I still want that columbine shirt. Idgaf ” and “where can i buy some Cold Soul shirts man?”

Frankie Palmeri's Cold Soul Shirt

Frankie Palmeri's Cold Soul Shirt

Frankie Palmeri's Cold Soul Shirt

Comments

  • sickboy_xl

    Why whenever I see this guys name in print is there douche-baggery involved? What a fuckin’ racist, ignorant prick.

  • Swagadelphia

    Is this dude white power?

    • DRobishow

      This dude is white weakness.

      • Gifford

        Frankie didnt find that funny.

    • Unparalled Wrath

      Emmure rhymes with manure, no? This guy is a real piece of work, ain’t he?

  • schuler

    Wow.

  • http://twitter.com/jayofdajungle jayofdajungle

    This guy has to be the biggest piece of shit that has ever lived. Hopefully it’s some sort of ploy to locate the people who subscribe to this type of thinking and rub them out.

    • http://www.youtube.com/arcadience ARCADIENCE

      What a fantastic idea! If there were a polymer or chemical agent that rendered one sterile for wearing his designs, many of the worlds problems would be eradicated immediately! You sir, are clearly a gentleman and a scholar.

      • http://twitter.com/jayofdajungle jayofdajungle

        now that’s genius

  • WURST

    Could someone please beat the shit out of this motherfucker already?

  • ottoriff

    Wow, I usually don’t waste my time commenting on stupid shit, but this is just classless.

    • Bitter Old Man

      I second this comment for sure….and I much as I hate starting any violence I agree with the Wurst dude….someone just needs to stomp this guy hard and finally shut his mouth.

  • Justanotherpassenger

    I’m just going to go ahead and say it: American History X is the fucking shit. Danny Vinyard is the man.

    • FarBeyondDriven

      Yea… about that, how many of you think this dumbass actually got permission to use a picture from that movie in his “designs” I hope this draws attention to the stupid fuck and he gets sued for copyright infringement.

      • MPLSshutdown

        Cheers to that!

    • Swagadelphia

      Ok that comment def makes you suspect. The shit how because it points how stupid Danny and his racist morons are.

      • Justanotherpassenger

        Well a few things. I don’t know how really liking a movie makes me “suspect.” I’m a big Eddie Furlong fan, so I of course, love his character. The point of his character is not that he’s some racist punk, it’s that he’s an impressionable youth and younger brother and is greatly influenced by the community of peers he grows up around. I guess you missed the part where Danny follows Derek into a path of peace, tolerance and love for those around him instead of sheer contempt and outright hatred. How dare I enjoy a film. Just because some douchebag with a microphone and a webstore happens to like the same movie doesn’t make me anything.

      • Swagadelphia

        I apologize but when discussing a film that has a number of questionable fans referring to it as the shit leaves alot to the imagination. and when referencing it to a picture taken out of context it has the ability to raise some eyebrows.

      • WURST

        Big Edward Furlong fan? Oh yeah, I forgot about that award-winning performance in Pet Cemetery 2 and, most recently, the Night Of The Demons remake. Stellar performances, I must say.

      • Justanotherpassenger

        Sorry if Terminator 2 was a big favorite of mine. I also really like Detroit Rock City. How dare me! Fuck all these personal preferences that don’t impact anyone else in the slightest. What an ass I am for having an opinion that is not directly symmetric to yours.

      • Swagadelphia

        And the Unity dissolves.

      • RUREADY2JIGGLE?

        Hell yeah, Detroit Rock City! I hate KISS but have always loved that movie. He was also great in Pecker. His career really went down the shitter after that, though.

      • http://www.myspace.com/oldironsidesmusic Stenny

        You guys need to check out “This Is Not A Movie”, Eddie F. in three different roles. Meta, man.

  • Surly

    His attempt to be ‘edgy and cool’ fails very, very hard.

  • Rev.J_Blumpkin

    hey frankie, idk if you realize this but theres a lot of people still sensitive about columbine, especially with the aurora shootings. oh, and that sikh temple shooting on saturday in wisconsin. youre a CUNT! and i know you never got hugged enough as a kid and you crave attention like an un-sub on ‘criminal minds’, but i think no one would blame you for committing suicide at this point. i for one would love to help you tie the noose up!

  • Jenkem Dealer

    Wow, what an asshole. I’m all for freedom of speech, but wow..

  • Lifeseclipse

    If he’s not an idiot or juggalo, he’s a master troll. But he’s still awarded title of “Asshole.”

  • http://twitter.com/jayofdajungle jayofdajungle

    I’ve never seen us so universally opposed to something.

    • WURST

      Yeah, you know the world is coming to an end when I get five thumbs up and zero thumbs down.

      • revstevo

        i actually laughed out loud at this

    • schuler

      We roll together. We troll together. Emmure haters for life.

  • GotsTaGetMines

    He….he still cries…..to the bayside cd every night.

    • jampola

      Right after he finishes whacking off to the new Dustin Kensrue CD.

  • coolguy2424

    Is this dude missing a few chromosomes or something? Fuck this Frankie piece of shit.

  • adamonfire

    It was during their set on Saturday that we chose to leave our comfy pavilion seats and take a break laying down on the lawn not even watching this turd. He kept bitching about people standing up and showing him respect or some shit, I don’t know I wasn’t really listening.

  • G Scotty

    Usually by now there would be an Emmure fan on here sticking up for Frankie, but i am so glad to see thats not the case. Either its becuase you know you stand no chance, or despite your love for his weak ass music, you too are disgusted by these shirt designs. Either way, hope Frankie checks thePRP every now and again, so he can see a collective reply from a metal music news site…dude, hang it up, fucking disappear, hopefully this dumbfuck move of yours is enough to convert people away from your music so that you cannot financially continue to tirade of bullshit.

    • G Scotty

      ouch must have been ranting…just ignore my grammar folks, you get the point!!!

  • Gonzo

    Seriously, did the band decide their wretched excuse for music wasn’t trashy enough, so the “singer” decided to up the ante and raise the douchebag factor up to 11? This is disgusting, especially in light of recent shootings that have occurred in Seattle and Wisconsin. Fuck this band, fuck this merchandise and fuck their music. I hope any member of Emmure checks this site and realizes their singer isn’t fit to share oxygen with the rest of the planet and goes on to greener pastures.

    • MPLSshutdown

      Seattle?

      • Gonzo

        I should’ve mentioned Aurora as well – it was late. But yeah, I live in Seattle and a couple months ago, some guy barged into a coffee shop and shot five people, then carjacked and killed a woman, led police on a high-speed chase, and then offed himself when cornered.

  • Ed Raket

    Has no one in here enjoyed the ‘The Slim Shady LP’?

    • Swagadelphia

      And this is related how?

      • Ed Raket

        It’s offensive.

      • Swagadelphia

        I think there is a big difference between listening to an album and printing blatantly racist imagery on a shirt. and the Slim Shady LP was pretty tame did you mistake if for the the much darker Marshall Mathers Lp?

    • http://twitter.com/jayofdajungle jayofdajungle

      Big fucking difference

    • RUREADY2JIGGLE?

      Yes, The Slim Shady LP was offensive. To anyone born before 1970.

    • sickboy_xl

      Wow. First Palmeri, now Eminem. Wook what is the site coming to?! And to answer Ed’s original question “No”. Am I the only person on the planet who think he sounds like a rapper with a clothespin on his nose? That’s the last time you’ll ever hear me speak of Eminem on theprp ever again. Amen.

      • Ed Raket

        Why make something you don’t like AND got banned, even more popular by talking about it on the internet with complete strangers?

  • http://www.facebook.com/slippingonnoise Slipping On Noise

    The only thing more offensive than these shirts is actually wearing an ‘EMMURE’ shirt.

  • 8 bit ninja

    I love t shirts, I have a great collection including many “offensive” ones that I like to wear when the mood strikes me but these are disgusting, I actually cringed looking at those pictures…and no Frankie, that’s not a good thing. These are not a wake up, a hard social statement, cutting edge or fiendishly explicit. These are fucking low and only prove how ignorant you really are. I dislike having to be an internet warrior from behind the comfort of my keyboard and it would certainly be worth it to get a ticket to your show and knock your teeth out in person…but then I would just be sinking to your depths and I’m so much better than that. Fuck off.

    • wearesorta138

      Agree 100%, man.

  • 00LEONIDAS00

    Currently deleting all of this douchebag’s music from my music library. Why did i like his band in the first place?

  • Swagadelphia

    Boycott Emmure 2012 who is with me?

    • Gifford

      Ill join, I’ll carry over my past few years experience if thats fine with you.

      • Swagadelphia

        I am being serious like are you willing to not see a band you like because Emmure is touring with them? I am especially with that Hatebreed tour announcement.

      • Gifford

        A few years back they played Thrash n’ Burn the first year of that tour with devildriver, bands before them were awesome, we left right before the came on, their merch table made me crack the fuck up though.

    • veil your eyes

      i will go to the hatebreed show, but when emmure play i will throw things at frank n beans, perhaps water bottles. i would love to peg that bitch in the dome with an egg or dozen.

      wishful thinking

      • BlueBalls

        If you take ketchup packets and twist them tight at one end, they’ll explode on contact. Shouldn’t be too hard to sneak into the venue either. Just a suggestion.

  • GotsTaGetMines

    Seriously guys, you need to be careful. After all, he is Onslaught. *Breakdown*

    • Surly

      You just melted my face with your crushing riffs and sick lyrics.

  • bwownbwead

    I really struggle to believe that someone could think that designing t-shirts of this nature would be a good idea.

    What an absolute knob.

  • Bleedsfromthesky

    It is impossible to offend me, but the stupidity and lack of thought that went into these shirts actually managed to offend me. As if Emmure didn’t suck bad enough already…

  • emvath

    I just wanted to post my “fuck you Frankie” as well. Thank you for your time.

  • PeAcE MiNuS 0Ne

    I am just completely blown away at the first shirt. Who the hell can even joke about that nevertheless put that on a shirt? Kakkmuddafakka!

  • Swagadelphia

    Victory records(Emmure is still signed to them I am pretty sure) dropped OLC for less than this. But they would probably just get picked up by a major and infect more people with this BS.

  • lateraleye789

    I think everything can be funny or joked about and stuff like this doesn’t offend me but these shirts are just dumb. They don’t try to be creative or clever, all they seem to do is promote violence. The American History X shirt also seems to completely disregard the message of that movie as well. Not to mention they look like some bad bootleg shirt you’d get in the parking lot of a concert. For fucks sake that Columbine shirt has 4 different fonts on it, who the fuck does that? And since when did metal bands have their own clothing lines? This dude should stick to what he’s good at, pleasuring truckers through glory holes in rest stop bathrooms.

  • southpawchew

    yeah, one of my best friends is a sikh. Hes gotten all types of shit for wearing his turban and had a person from his temple killed after 9-11. sikhs believe in peace for mankind, have fought against the muslims for years. but yeah, lets just shoot first and ask questions later.

    • veil your eyes

      later is too grammatically correct. last is much more emmure-esque.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=813410174&sk=info Ketaset

        touche

  • GotsTaGetMines

    I bet after all the controversy dies down, he still wants to watch her suck that other guy’s dick.

    • RUREADY2JIGGLE?

      Why do you know all these Emmure lyrics? Be ashamed, be very ashamed.

      • GotsTaGetMines

        How can you say you don’t like a band if you’ve never heard any of the songs?

      • RUREADY2JIGGLE?

        Hearing is one thing; memorizing is another.

        You’re a self-loathing closet fan, I suspect.

      • GotsTaGetMines

        It’s not like this douche-bro is a lyrical genius writing thought provoking stories. This shit’s not that hard to remember after hearing once.

      • revstevo

        well i knew i hated ‘design the skyline’ without ever hearing them, if you want a prime example.

      • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

        If emmure had decent lyrics, half the haters would be gone

  • allichs

    y’all mad, bros?

    • WURST

      Tell your boyfriend he’s a pussy.

  • HoodooOperator

    First: I caught shit on this site for never having heard any Emmure but commenting on how, based on what people on here w/ good taste said about them, I never had to in order to determine that they sucked. So after catching shit I listened to them. Mediocre at best. Very cut & paste. Turns out I was right.
    Second: A coward promoting cowardly deeds? Wanna see my “shocked” face?
    And finally C: Maybe Frankie needs some unprovoked, fatal violence to effect the children in his life and then see how committed he is to the promotion of shooting unarmed kids. My guess is he sees things differently.

  • http://www.facebook.com/slippingonnoise Slipping On Noise

    Just when I thought that there was no bigger douche-bag than Fred Durst or Bono, Frankie Palmeri comes around a turns everything I knew upside down.

    • schuler

      I support your sentiments, but not as much as I support your name. New Byzantine will fucking own.

      • http://www.facebook.com/slippingonnoise Slipping On Noise

        Haha, thanks man. I love them. Definitely wish they got more recognition. I think they are the only band I listen to that gets recognized less than Necrophagist.

      • schuler

        Dude, I fanboy out over their shit. Always have. I put in money on the Kickstarter for the new record and everything. I’m not that big of a “djent” fan, but there’s no way you can go back and listen to The Fundamental Component, or even the versions from the first self-titled, and say those dudes weren’t a decade ahead of their time. Incredible shit.

  • Pank On Da Inside

    Fuck Frankie Muniz! And fuck Malcom in the Middle!

  • http://twitter.com/jayofdajungle jayofdajungle

    Pogo says “Fuck Frankie”

  • Ska_Mitzvah

    Wear the first shirt to a school, the second shirt to an airport and the third to a KFC and see what happens…

    but seriously, this guy needs to be put down.

    • Moxy? Oh, Brian

      …a KFC, huh? real nice.

      • http://twitter.com/jayofdajungle jayofdajungle

        Wow, black people go to KFC, creative. Sounds like you’re his target audience.

      • Moxy? Oh, Brian

        yeah…Mitzvah, way to miss the point, breh.

  • lovestospooge

    I was going to comment on how fucked up this piece of shit is and his ideas for clothing, but it looks like that’s been covered.

  • damn (your mom’s balls)

    Am I the only one here that has never actually listened to an Emmure song? I hope not.

    • WURST

      “Emmure” must be French for “band of pussies”?

      • Milton

        Fuck you

  • http://facebook.com/convers dan12con

    Check out his Twitter page for more stupidity.
    twitter.com/FrankiePalmeri

  • FRANKIE IS A TOTAL DOUCHE.

    Frankie is a total douche x 2.

  • sierrajo11

    All of you are fucking stupid. Frankie is an amazing artist. Just because you dont like his music or what he puts on his clothes doesnt give you any right to sit here and judge him or talk shit on him or anyone else in Emmure. If you dont fucking like it, then WHY THE FUCK, are you on his site? No one told you you HAD to come to this page. If you dont like him then LEAVE, you ignorant fucks.

  • Milton

    I want them shirts hell yeah I have a cold soul