Metallica

In 2011, bestselling heavy metal rock band Metallica headlined a sold-out show at the Festival d’été de Québec in Canada.

An aerial view of the Metallica show in Quebec in 2011
An aerial view of the Metallica show in Quebec in 2011

Reductive Version

In 2014, in a desperate move to prop up her failing flop tour, the ARTPOP Ball, the germ posted a photo on Instagram of Metallica’s 2011 concert in Quebec, with some strategic cropping and fancy filters applied, and credited it to herself, attributing the entire attendance at the festival (which features other big name musicians and artists) to herself.

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After being called out on social media, the germ threw a tantrum and attacked Madonna fans.

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(Credit: Paws Down Little Monsters)