Pearl Jam slammed for 'gory' anti-Trump concert poster

Ruben Ruiz
August 16, 2018

This image taken from the Twitter account of Pearl Jam shows the official poster from the band's concert, Monday, in Missoula, Mont.

The release of a political poster depicting a burning White House is drawing a lot of fire online and maybe seeing some fans turn their back on the legendary group. It wasn't just another Pearl Jam show - this one was helping raise funds for Montana's Democratic senator Jon Tester, who is running for re-election and who Pearl Jam have thrown their support behind in the past.

But it was this poster, sold at the venue last night that started generating debate Tuesday afternoon after it caught the attention of conservative media news outlets.

A gleeful Tester can be seen flying above the devastation on a tractor.

Republican politician Matt Rosendale later voiced his disgust at the pic, branding it a 'blatant display of extremism'. It's time for Jon Tester to denounce this act of violence'.

Ament and Bobby Brown designed the artwork, according to Pearl Jam.

Pearl Jam continued their high-profile protest against Donald Trump with a poster, designed by bassist Jeff Ament, which shows the US president's dead body being picked at by an eagle outside of a burning White House.

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"Nobody cares more about our country and especially Montana", Ament wrote in the note".

The National Republican Senate Committee compared the poster to other examples of public figures "encouraging violence" against Trump, like an image of comedian Kathy Griffin holding up a bloody, fake Trump head.

Earlier this year, Ament - who referenced "Russian money, golf courses and hookers" in his description of the poster - admitted he was keen to use the Montana concert to boost the Democrat campaign.

Hours after Moore's statement was realeased, Meagher said the campaign did not help design the poster and did not approve of it.

"We're at a tipping point and its [sic] time for action".

This poster from Pearl Jam is disgusting and reprehensible. They, however, don't usually spark headlines or much acknowledgment at all outside of the Pearl Jam world.

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