American Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro of The Daily Wire recently made some controversial comments involving late, great, musician, Kurt Cobain. Shapiro spoke critically of President Biden on Wednesday, describing him as the “Kurt Cobain of politics.” He then proceeded to make a brutal reference to the late rocker’s suicide, describing how Cobain died.
Ben Shapiro sparks controversy
Nirvana frontman Cobain had committed suicide in his home located in Seattle, Washington in 1994. He was 27 at the time of his death. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Shapiro referred to Cobain’s death while criticizing Biden.
“Everything bad that has happened over the last 14 months is a completely self-inflicted wound,” Shapiro said on his eponymous Daily Wire show in response to Biden’s State of the Union address. “Joe Biden is the Kurt Cobain of politics,” Shapiro added. “He put a shotgun in the mouth of the American body politic and then pulled the trigger. And the brains are on the wall.”
Later in the same rant, Shapiro said Biden has “had the worst 14 months of any president of the United States ever” and is “so bad at this.”
In his annual address to Congress Tuesday, Biden condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, vowed to fight inflation by lowering the cost of goods, and declared the US is in a “new moment” in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ben Shapiro: "Joe Biden is the Kurt Cobain of politics. He put a shotgun in the mouth of the American body politic and then pulled the trigger. And the brains are on the wall" pic.twitter.com/7om4KwvAbv
— Jason Campbell (@JasonSCampbell) March 2, 2022
The comparison between Biden and Kurt Cobain has angered many fans, with one writing “This is what you get when you either don’t know what Kurt Cobain did or don’t know what a metaphor is. Or both.”
“Sleeping soundly knowing Kurt Cobain railed against the masculinity Ben Shapiro so desperately wants to perform,” added another.
This is what you get when you either don’t know what Kurt Cobain did or don’t know what a metaphor is. Or both. https://t.co/wCftpQHHpS
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) March 3, 2022
Sleeping soundly knowing Kurt Cobain railed against the masculinity Ben Shapiro so desperately wants to perform https://t.co/ybLXtpqHEZ
— Gillian Branstetter (@GBBranstetter) March 3, 2022
In other Nirvana news, during a recent interview with NME, Paul Dano, who will be staring as The Riddler in the upcoming motion picture ‘The Batman’ discussed how Nirvana’s classic hit ‘Something In The Way’ influenced his character. Credit to the outlet for the below.
“Well, in the script Matt had actually mentioned ‘Something In The Way’ by Nirvana. So that right there, that song, those words, that refrain, became hugely important to me. Nirvana became a part of that [character].” The lyrics describe a man living under a bridge, where “the animals I’ve trapped have all become my pets”.