Pearl Jam Could Face Cancellation Over Controversy Backlash

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Some conservatives have taken to Twitter to campaign to have SiriusXM cancel Pearl Jam Radio in the wake of the band’s controversial new poster depicting a dead President Donald Trump. Other fans though have come to Pearl Jam’s defense, with one stating he’ll cancel SiriusXM if they cancel Pearl Jam Radio. There is a topic with an unsubstantiated rumor about a Pearl Jam Radio cancellation being possible on the PearlJam.com forums, and many fans there are defending the band.

Matts3221 posted, “The height of hypocrisy! As we have a current administration that does not care at all about this country. A president with no integrity or morals calling everyone names like he is in 8th grade. I love that they call those on the left snowflakes yet they get bent out of shape on anything. A friend of mine texted me a link Fox News is currently running a front page article about it quoting Pearl Jam fans as saying they will no longer listen to this ‘loser band.'”

JP218404 posted, “tweet coming in 5….4….3….2….If Tangboy tweets about them we are gonna get angry Eddie this weekend which will be amazing!”

cincybearcat posted, “I gotta say….overall I like the theme of the poster. I’m not a fan of the dead trump. Wouldn’t like it if it was a dead obama either. But that’s about it, I don’t like it…but I know it’s just art. But I do wish they hadn’t put that on the poster. Maybe substitute Kap kneeling instead :)”

A front page Fox News article regarding the story has gone viral, you can read some of it below the tweets.

The band staged a concert to get fans to vote for Democratic Sen. Jon Tester on Monday. To promote the show, bassist Jeff Ament and artist Bobby Draws Skullz drew up some artwork that included graphic imagery of the White House on fire and the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial cracked and breaking.

The artwork also included an image of the corpse of Trump being picked at by a bald eagle while it reaches for a briefcase that appears to have the communist hammer and sickle emblem on it.

In the photo, Sen. Tester is flying above the fray on a tractor while his opponent, Montana Senate Republican candidate Matt Rosendale, is depicted with a lobster claw and holding a sign that reads “Maryland.”

“We’re at a tipping point and its [sic] time for action. Jon Tester is the real deal and nobody cares more about our country and especially Montana,” it reads.

Rosendale decried the poster in a statement to Fox News saying, “Once again, Jon Tester has shown he will stand with the far-left over Montanans. This poster from Pearl Jam is disgusting and reprehensible. It depicts a dead President Trump and a burning White House. It’s time for Jon Tester to denounce this act of violence and blatant display of extremism.”

Representatives for Tester did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.