SLAYER has issued a statement in response to the controversy that arose when a photoshopped picture of Donald Trump and the members of the band appeared on their Instagram account. Band’s frontman Tom Araya posted the picture, who called people who were upset by it “snowflakes” in the post.
“As was verified by Tom, this was his post, is not something the band would have posted if asked, and does not belong on a Slayer social page,” the band tells Rolling Stone. “We all have our personal opinions, some of which we have voiced in the past, but Slayer has never endorsed any political party or any candidate, and the band intends to keep it that way.”
Photo was originally posted on inauguration day but was taken down. It was reposted on Tuesday. “Believe it or not this picture was posted by me Tom Araya on 1/20 ’cause I thought it was funny,” the singer wrote. “I was amazed at the comments about the picture some positive some negative more amazing was in two hours there was 10,000 likes … But I never would have guessed that there [were] so many snowflakes commenting their distaste for the new president. Like him or not he is the president … Woke up the next morning and found someone had deleted the post … Can someone please explain why…?”