Hipster multimedia review website The A.V. Club accused Wal-Mart of “normalizing” Burzum by stocking Burzum‘s merchandise online through a third party a few days ago. Wal-Mart pulled all of their Burzum merchandise today. The A.V. Club fails to understand that Burzum was a major metal innovator and tabloid fodder, making Varg Vikernes about as well-known as actual black metal will ever get.
Wal-Mart stocks numerous titles from open, card-carrying members of the black supremacist Five-Percent Nation such as Jay-Z, Erykah Badu, Carmello Anthony, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and Busta Rhymes.The Five-Percent Nation is a Nation of Islam splinter group who believe that black men are God made flesh and that whites are actual devils to be exterminated in a future race war. Varg Vikernes in contrast, is not a Nazi nor a member of any political or religious organization advocating the extermination of other peoples and cultures. The A.V. Club and Wal-Mart are targeted Vikernes due to his popularity, white skin, and Norwegian heritage. Fans may still purchase Burzum merchandise from mainstream American retailers such as Amazon and Sears.