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.”
Meanwhile, Green Day spoke out against Donald Trump during their AMAs performance last night (November 20).
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.