Bassnectar’s disapproval of our current President has never really been a secret. Since Donald Trump took office, over multiple occasions and posts on social media, Bassnectar has made his disdain for our current commander in chief known in any way he could.
This afternoon, he shared an image of a billboard in Oakland, California, calling for the impeachment of Trump and including a URL to a petition to show support.
As you might expect, many of his fans were divided on the issue. Many agreed with him, many didn’t…
Eli Osteroos wrote: “Music brings people together, and what you are doing is playing into the system to further divide us. You of all people should know this and Its embarrassing someone like you who people believe is better than this political garbage is just playing into it like everyone else. Think For Yourself And Question” [sic]
Just below him, Joey Eddy commented: “THIS IS TRUMP NATION, GET OVER IT LOL. What president hasn’t any one tried to impeach lol… You have to commit treason in order to be impeached. Obama committed treason couple times but was he impeached hmmm no he did not. Now shut the fuck up let Donald J. Trump do what he needs to do.” [sic]
Ashley Sellers, more of a voice of reason in this conversation, commented: “LORIN MAJORED IN POLITICAL SCIENCE. so if you dont like it dont pay attention to it because its not going to stop. The man can feel however he wants and probably has PLENTY of facts to back it up. People just need to stop getting so butt hurt damn.” [sic]
In less than an hour, the post has already accumulated nearly 400 comments of varying degrees of anger, camaraderie, or otherwise. Is it right for artists to voice their opinions, especially political ones, one their social media platforms? Absolutely. Others wouldn’t have you think so.
While Bassnectar’s post is pretty straightforward, it’s really the comments and responses to his post that are the most salient and worthy of discussion in this case. Follow the post below.
IMPEACHMENT NOW!The Bay Area knows what's up! VIVA CALIFORNIA!www.DemandImpeachmentNow.com#IMPEACH 🍑🍑🍑
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