Pearl Jam has been touring the state of Montana doing fundraisers for Senator Jon Tester, who is up for re-election in the Big Sky state. They used a poster created by Jeff Ament and Bobby Draws that depicted the White House in flames and the corpse of the President. It has sparked significant backlash. As of August 15, Tester has not denounced the violent content of the poster.
“The artwork also included an image of the corpse of Trump being picked at by a bald eagle while it reaches for a briefcase that appears to have the communist hammer and sickle emblem on it.
In the photo, Sen. Tester is flying above the fray on a tractor while his opponent, Montana Senate Republican candidate Matt Rosendale, is depicted with a lobster claw and holding a sign that reads “Maryland.”
Who would you vote for if the elections were held today?
The band shared the poster on its official Instagram page along with a note to fans from Ament endorsing Tester.”
Yes, it’s their first amendment right. But was it necessary and does it promote violence? No it wasn’t necessary, and yes it does promote violence.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) August 14, 2018
This poster from Pearl Jam is disgusting and reprehensible. It depicts a dead President Trump and a burning White House. It’s time for @JonTester to denounce this act of violence and blatant display of extremism! https://t.co/nIKTNPOFxX #MontanaFirst #MAGA #mtsen #mtpol
— Matt Rosendale (@MattForMontana) August 14, 2018
Here’s The ‘Reprehensible’ Trump-Killing Pearl Jam Poster Causing A Stir https://t.co/d3owTPkirl
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) August 15, 2018
— Jack Kingston (@JackKingston) August 15, 2018
Jon Tester, who got an all-expenses-paid Cancun vacation from Claire, promoted a concert with a disgusting poster that depicts President Trump’s death and the White House in flames.
— Missouri GOP (@MissouriGOP) August 15, 2018
A Republican senate candidate called the poster a “blatant display of extremism” https://t.co/GsVowdjkGK
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) August 15, 2018
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