A MIDDLE-AGED Joy Division fan has publicly shamed a pre-teen girl for wearing a t-shirt featuring their iconic 1979 album Unknown Pleasures.
Tom Logan was incensed when he spotted Ellie Shaw looking in the window of Foot Locker in a shopping centre. Immediately sensing that she was bogus and probably fake, the 48-year-old man bravely decided to confront her.
Logan said: “I was astonished to see other shoppers simply pass her by and look the other way. Somebody had to do something.
“I strode up to her and said: ‘Joy Division? Seriously? Unknown Pleasures? Can you name a single track off the album?’
“A true Joy Division fan would have rattled off She’s Lost Control, New Dawn Fades or Shadowplay but instead she just stared at me, confused and frightened. Thank God I was able to expose her ignorance to the world.
“I can’t believe a teenage girl would wear a t-shirt purely as a fashion statement. Is this what Joy Division vocalist Ian Curtis hanged himself for?
“Those are the exact words I said to her.
“What disgusts me most is that after I had the courage to take her on, no fellow shoppers came to my aid. In fact, a few of them looked sympathetic to the girl, the fake plastic fraud.
“It’s a sick world. Ian Curtis is better off out of it.”