Rock group Pearl Jam and Montana Sen.
Speaking to News Talk KGVO, a spokesperson for Rosendale criticised the artwork, explaining, "The depiction of the skeletal remains of President Trump and a burning White House is reprehensible and shows just how completely unhinged and radicalized the far-left has become". The poster featured President Donald Trump lying dead near a burning White House, drawing controversy from Republicans and Conservatives across the country.
The concert, called Rock2Vote, was independent of the campaign, but Tester's team purchased tickets and tied it to a separate event, a reception the night before with the senator and Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, according to the Post. Jon Tester (D-Montana) in one of this year's most contentious Senate races are trying to tie his campaign to a Pearl Jam poster. Jon Tester on Monday.
The poster was circulated to promote Pearl Jam's show in Missoula, Mont., on Monday, which doubled as a fundraiser for the reelection of Democrat senator Jon Tester. The AP pointed out that his Republican opponent, Montana State Auditor Matt Rosendale, is shown with a crab claw for a hand while carrying a Maryland flag, in reference to his native state.
The poster's message is incredibly clear, with flames spelling out the word "vote", while also including images of other United States senators, including Jon Tester and Republican challenger Matt Rosendale. "You know the deal", he said.
The National Republican Senate Committee compared the poster to other examples of public figures "encouraging violence" against Trump, like an image of comedian Kathy Griffin holding up a bloody, fake Trump head.
Pearl Jam have a fervent fanbase, the kind that arrives early and lines up at the merch stands hours before the show is set to begin. Why?
Hours after Moore's statement was realeased, Meagher said the campaign did not help design the poster and did not approve of it.
Reps for the band have been contacted for comment.
The band shared the poster on its official Instagram page along with a note to fans from Ament endorsing Tester. "I never realized you supported hatred and violence, always thought you were about love and peace".