Pearl Jam Collaborator Deleted After Backlash


Bobby Draws Skullz Brown, who created the controversial Pearl Jam poster showing President Donald Trump dead with Jeff Ament, has deleted his Facebook and Instagram. Bobby vanished from social media just days after backlash from conservatives regarding he and Ament’s Pearl Jam poster. Ament appeared to address the controversy at Pearl Jam’s show at Wrigley Field on Saturday in Chicago. He wore a a shirt that says “Metaphor” and had Meta Phor on his two bass cabinets, likely referencing the controversial Missoula poster art featuring the President deceased. The poster was created for a concert that was in support of Democrat Senator Jon Tester.

Tester’s spokesman has criticized Pearl Jam for depicting the death of President Donald Trump in a new poster, after pressure from Republicans for his camp to make a statement.

“We never saw the poster before the show and we don’t like it,” Tester spokesman Chris Meagher said. “And we don’t condone violence of any kind.”

The AP reports that Republicans on Wednesday condemned a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump.

The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head.

The rock group’s Twitter account says the official poster from Monday’s concert in Missoula, Montana, is a collaboration between bassist Jeff Ament and Bobby Brown, an artist also known as Bobby Draws Skulls.

The “Rock2Vote” concert aimed to encourage young people to vote in the November midterm elections and support Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, who is from Ament’s hometown of Big Sandy.

Ament was unapologetic in an emailed statement Wednesday.

“The role of the artist is to make people think and feel, and the current administration has us thinking and feeling,” Ament said in the statement. “I was the sole conceptualist of this poster, and I welcome all interpretations and discourse.”

He ended the statement, “Love, from the First Amendment, Jeff Ament.”