Pearl Jam under fire for concert poster depicting Donald Trump's death

Pearl Jam plays Washington Grizzly Stadium in Missoula MT

Pearl Jam has never been known to pull any punches when it comes to their political leanings.

This artistic poster for their Missoula concert depicting the destruction of the White House has upset Republicans.

Fox News" Chad Pergram also denounced the artwork, saying: "This poster from Pearl Jam is disgusting.It depicts a dead President Trump & a burning WH. "We're at a tipping point and it's time for action". Jon Tester of Montana, who is from Ament's hometown of Big Sandy.

Ament told The Associated Press in April that the band wanted to use the Montana concert to support local advocacy groups, encourage voter participation and boost Tester's campaign.

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. But it's a commemorative poster that's still making noise after the show is over. Tester Evel Knievel on tractor ... over the cesspool below.

A collaboration between bassist Jeff Ament and Bobby Brown, aka Bobby Draws Skulls, it plugs the show at Grizzly Stadium. "When you get 250,000 protestors of all ages, cultures, different sexual orientations... you know, maybe he's uniting people in a way that is gonna be needed in the near future".

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Rosendale and the National Republican Senate Committee (NRSC) compared the poster to comedian Kathy Griffin's 2017 video in which she held a bloodied head modeled after Trump's.

Sen. Tester's opponent, Matt Rosendale, was quick to jump on the controversy, calling the poster "disgusting and reprehensible", calling on the Senator to renounce the image.

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".

Pearl Jam was traveling today and not immediately available for comment, according to Whitney Williams, a publicist for the Missoula concert. "And we don't condone violence of any kind".

Many fans attacked the band on the Instagram post featuring the poster as well.

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