The Sex Pistols have gotten behind a credit card.
This is not an extremely late April Fool’s story – though it might well be the moment that history officially calls “time of death” on punk rock.
Yes, the band that famously sang “Your future dream is a shopping scheme,” is now apparently living that dream with the help of Virgin Money – a banking group formed by Richard Branson, who incidentally also signed the Pistols to his record label about 40 years ago.
“In 1977 Virgin Records signed one of their most iconic bands, The Sex Pistols,” the Virgin Money site states. “They challenged convention and the established way of thinking — just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up U.K. banking.”
“To bring a bit of rebellion to your wallet,” Virgin Money has introduced three different Sex Pistols-themed cards featuring the names and imagery of the band, including an “Anarchy in the U.K.” card and two cards with the controversial title of the album “Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols.”
Yes, the Sex Pistols will bring rebellion to your wallet – and some rather impressive bills to your mailbox, given that the APR on the card is over 18 percent. For people with good credit.
Shortly after the news was announced, social media exploded with a variety of fans (or former fans) deriding the choice.
“Punk is Dad,” remains our favorite reaction – and no, we aren’t the people who misspelled that.
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