Pearl Jam In Hot Water After Releasing A Poster Featuring A Burning White House And Trump Corpse
"We're at a tipping point and it's time for action..."
It looks like not everyone is pleased with Pearl Jam after they released a poster this week that featured a burning White House and the corpse of President Donald Trump being pecked at by a bald eagle.
The poster was released alongside a sketch with an explanation under it by bassist Jeff Ament, who designed it with his mate Bobby Draws Skullz aka Bobby Brown.
Things get even trickier as the band are currently on their "#Rock2Vote" tour, visiting the home states of each member of the band, teaming up with local organisations in tour cities supporting causes they believe in.
One of those causes is Senator Jon Tester, depicted on a tractor flying above what Ament describes as the "cesspool" of Washington. The band and Tester's campaign partnered on ticket packages for the Missoula gig, fundraising for Tester's reelection campaign.
Tester's release for the fundraising package also claimed he and Ament grew up in Big Sandy Montana together and "continue to be close friends".
Republicans have hit out hard at the poster, claiming Tester's involvement makes the "depiction of domestic terrorism" even more shocking and have called for the Senator to apologise.
Ament's notes on the poster read, "Y'all know the deal, we're at a tipping point and it's time for action".
"Jon Tester is the real deal and nobody cares more about our country and especially Montana."
Tester's opponent slammed the poster on Twitter demanding an apology, while conservative fans of the band have claimed they'll boycott the musicians following the poster's release.
Meanwhile Pearl Jam is also being commended for raising over $11 million for Seattle's homeless in just two shows as well as signing an open letter and campaigning to save an iconic Seattle venue, the Showbox.
The band will head to Chicago and Boston next.
Featured image: Getty / Twitter @PearlJam.