Published: Thu, August 16, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Pearl Jam Put Trump’s Rotting Corpse on Poster

Pearl Jam Put Trump’s Rotting Corpse on Poster

The artwork particularly touched a nerve of Republicans as the gig also aimed to raise funds for the re-election campaign of Democrat Denator Jon Tester.

The poster, which was posted before the band's show at Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, Mont. on Monday, was co-created by bassist Jeff Ament and artist Bobby "Draws Skullz" Brown.

Pearl Jam continued their high-profile protest against Donald Trump with a poster, designed by bassist Jeff Ament, which shows the US president's dead body being picked at by an eagle outside of a burning White House.

However, the National Republican Senate Committee have taken exception to the artistic destruction of the White House - an even compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head.

It shows the White House going up in flames, a skeleton being pecked by an eagle that the band says is supposed to represent Mr Trump, and the message: "Y'all know the deal, we're at a tipping point and it's time for action".

Pearl Jam are on the receiving end of a hefty dose of criticism right now, with some fans opposed to their new tour poster which depicts the death of Donald Trump.

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Rosendale called the poster "disgusting and reprehensible", according to the AP, and called on Tester to "denounce this act of violence and blatant display of extremism". "Jon Tester is the real deal and nobody cares more about our country and especially Montana", it reads.

The concert poster for the band's Missoula show last Monday illustrates a plethora of conspiracy-esque elements, including an alien spaceship, flying tractors and the Illuminati.

Tester's campaign did not immediately return a request for comment from Variety, but a spokesman told The Washington Post that they did not have input on the poster's design.

Others aren't bothered by the poster - a writer for Spin Magazine said the poster shouldn't surprise anyone familiar with Pearl Jam's politics, and wrote, "It's more cartoonish than grisly, but it's still managed to rankle its right-wing targets". Should have stuck to music.

The band shared the poster on its official Instagram page along with a note to fans from Ament endorsing Tester.

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