PEARL JAM Issues Response To TRUMP Corpse Poster Backlash: ‘The Role Of Artists Is To Make People Think And Feel’

Following all the backlash and calls for radio bans, PEARL JAM have issued a brief statement regarding their controversial Montana concert poster, which depicts a rotting corpse of US President Donald Trump.

The statement was given to Rolling Stone by bassist Jeff Ament, who created the poster with artist Bobby Draws Skullz.

It reads:

“The role of artists is to make people think and feel, and the current administration has us thinking and feeling. I was the sole conceptualist of this poster, and I welcome all interpretations and discourse. Love, from the First Amendment, Jeff Ament.”

Ament previously said that “we’re at a tipping point, and it’s time for action,” calling for PEARL JAM‘s Montana fans to support the reelection of Democratic Senator Jon Tester, adding:

“[He] is the real deal. Nobody cares more about our country and especially Montana.”

Poster was also mentioned on Fox News program “Hannity,” with host Sean Hannity saying:

“Now, of course, what segment on America’s left would be complete without an overt threat to the President of the United States?

Take a look, this poster from the band Pearl Jam, which shows the skeletal remains of what appears to be dead President Trump outside a burning White House. While Pearl Jam apparently wants the President to go down in flames, most Democrats will settle for impeachment.”