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Troll Asks Metallica Fan To “Name 3 Songs”—She Whips Out Her Guitar, And Shreds Them Instead

When I was a teenager in the 90s (oh God, this sounds lame), I wore a lot of band T-shirts. I had at least three different Nirvana shirts, which I now wished I kept, as they are cool again. But I wasn’t just wearing T-shirts for the trend. I was a real fan.

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But when you're a girl and a real fan, sometimes you get questioned. It's obnoxious—and it still happens even in 2021. Now, though, there are great ways to respond to trolls on social media.

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TikToker Zaria Joyner recently responded to a troll questioning her Metallica fandom by busting out a guitar and actually playing some Metallica songs, which is so f***ing metal.

North Carolina-based musician and singer Joyner posted a few TikTok videos on her account in which she is wearing various Metallica T-shirts. And because a young woman can't possibly like Metallica, trolls like user paytonnsmith probably thought he was being clever by asked Joyner to "Name 3 Metallica songs."

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Well, Joyner, 21, had the best response. Instead of just naming three Metallica songs, she pulled out her guitar and started shredding "Master of Puppets," "Enter Sandman," and the guitar lead in "One."

@zariasmusic

Reply to @paytonnsmith I hope this video finds the #Metallica fans lol, not my best #guitar playing but that wasn’t really the point #guitarist

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Joyner told The Daily Dot that she "decided to respond to that comment because I’ve been a Metallica fan for such a long time but I’d never showed that side of me on TikTok. I’ve been a self-taught guitarist since 15 and Metallica was the band that influenced me to pick it up and inspired my journey with music."

@zariasmusic

Reply to @paytonnsmith you’re a troll lil man the whole point was whether or not I knew any Metallica songs not whether or not I could play them on 🎸

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Then, the nail in the coffin: Metallica responded.

Now, Joyner is "taking requests I guess." And the paytonnsmith account has been deleted or made private. Joyner says it might be from "all of the people tagging him and denouncing the comment."

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"I really just thought it would be funny and I didn’t expect the response that the video received," Joyner said. She also adds that "the supportive comments just kept rolling in."

Alison Sullivan

Written by Alison Sullivan

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