I never wore a bulletproof vest, because I never needed one, because I’m a lucky son of a bitch and I have a really good life that probably won’t become a war zone anytime soon. Ukrainians, on the other hand, have to worry about catching bullets every day right now, not just on the front lines repelling Vladimir Putin’s senseless invasion of their homeland, but also on the streets of their cities where bullets and shrapnel fly every day. So while that might sound a little intense, it’s kind of noble that the money from Avenged Sevenfold’s Ukrainian charity shirt went to a massive pile of bulletproof vests…branded with the band’s name, of course.
For those of you who haven’t seen them yet, A7X’s shirts feature Betty Boop as the Ukrainian Guardian Angel. The band originally posted them to Twitter in March, writing:
“100% of proceeds from The Guardian Tee on http://A7XWorld.com will be sent to help with supply and humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. We will personally match the donation for every shirt purchased. Art is drawn by our artist friend Ukrainian @crypto_vandals.
“He is currently in Ukraine helping with the ongoing war effort. If you can support please do so or if you can’t please share in hopes someone else can. Thank you to all”
Now Avenged leader M Shadows has posted the following to his Twitter over footage of a pile of bulletproof vests with patches (we think they’re patches?) reading “Support the Ukrainian people – AVENGED SEVENFOLD”.
“This is real life. Thanks to the @TheOfficialA7X @DeathbatsClub community for supporting this cause. Our T-shirt donation has purchased many bulletproof vests for the people of Ukraine to save lives. Sent directly to people using @ethereum Thanks @crypto_vandals.
Check out images of the vests via the M. Shadows Twitter below: