Grizzly Bear members shares a searing anti-Trump post on Instagram.
Grizzly Bear’s Ed Droste has branded America a “fucked up racist country” in a hard-hitting anti-Trump post shared on Instagram.
Sharing a picture of a traditional American Thanksgiving painting, Droste wrote: “”Trump’s America” is a continuation of white supremacy. I CANNOT deal with whites that feel “marginalized”. This country is built on blood, and all y’all “make America great again” idiots are literally harkening back to a fictional idea of the past.”
He continued: “White supremacy still lives, but ur attempt to make it “great again” is a huge step back on progress. It’s a fantasy for white people that never existed and for everyone else was a collective nightmare.”
After referencing the recent vandalism of a New York City park named in honour of late Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch, Droste argued: “Domestically, Trump has incited so many hate crimes in just 10 days it surpasses 9/11…. The fuck were we thinking voting in a reality TV star? Wanted to shake up the system? So did I! But I didn’t choose a candidate that invited hatred and appoints literal white supremacists to their cabinet. How’s that for fucking with the country? U like it?”
“My rights as a gay man are in jeopardy…. and millions of others are even worse off,” he continued, before concluding: “P.S. “Alt right” is a bullshit term to normalize white supremacy. FIGHT.”
Read his full post below.
REM’s Michael Stipe has offered a different interpretation of Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election, saying: “Clearly it was a protest vote against the establishment.”
He added: “Hillary Clinton represented the establishment very well, so rather than people voting for a racist, xenophobic agenda, an intolerant agenda, I think they were just trying to smash the machine.”
While singing the band’s recent single ‘Bang Bang’, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong led a chant of “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” in protest against the President-elect.