Slayer draw criticism for Instagram post that appears to support Donald Trump

President continues to divide America

Slayer frontman Tom Araya has criticised fans after they objected to a photoshopped picture on Instagram of the band with Donald Trump.

The band posted the photo, which you can view below, a day before the President’s inauguration (January 20).

The picture drew a lot of negative comments with one fan writing: “Trump is a puppet figurehead for the conservative GOP to push their extreme agenda on US & a dumb ass. Fuck that puto.”


Another raged: “Fuck you and him. Slayer won’t see another dime from me.”

Araya, though, defended the post, which you can view below. He wrote: “I thought it was funny … I was amazed at the comments about the picture some positive some negative more amazing was in 2 hours there was 10,000 likes … But i never would have guessed that there where so many snowflakes commenting their distaste for the new president.

“Like him or not he is the president … woke up the next morning and found someone had deleted the post … can some one please explain why…?”

Michael Nelson, managing editor of Stereogum, also criticised the singer’s “snowflakes” comment.

He added: “Like, not even getting into the ‘snowflakes’ and ‘fruits’ shit, which is indefensibly gross.”


Meanwhile, actor Jon Voight has also defended the President, accusing Miley Cyrus and Shia LaBeouf of treason for protesting against Trump.

The Ray Donovan star, who is a staunch supporter of Trump said he was dismayed by the protests that marred the President’s inauguration over the weekend, and he singled out Cyrus, who attended the Women’s March in Los Angeles, and LaBeouf for the launch of his four-year anti-Trump art project.

“When you see the young people like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus, they have a lot of followers, young people are looking at them and what are they teaching?” he said.

“They’re teaching treason, they’re teaching going up against the government, not accepting the will of the people on this Presidency and it’s a very sad day when I see this.”

Donald Trump was sworn in as President last Friday (January 21). The next day women around the world took part in a global march, with Madonna giving a controversial speech.