The first one to speak against the poster has been the Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, who wrote on Twitter: “This poster from Pearl Jam is disgusting and reprehensible. It depicts a dead President Trump and a burning White House”, and he invited Jon Tester – the Democratic senator of Montana to whom Pearl Jam donated part of the proceeds of the show – “to denounce this act of violence and blatant display of extremism”. A Fox News journalist, Chad Pergram, accused Tester of supporting the far left since he hasn’t officially distanced himself from the image.
Jeff Ament released a statement to Rolling Stone magazine: “The role of artists is to make people think and feel, and the current administration has us thinking and feeling, I was the sole conceptualist of this poster, and I welcome all interpretations and discourse. Love, from the First Amendment, Jeff Ament”.
The First Amendment of United States Constitution guarantees freedom of press and speech.
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. He is collaborating with Barracuda Style and HvsR, he has collaborated with Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario: Not Another Podcast”. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Bruce Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power, Dead Kennedys