Pearl Jam poster from Missoula show ignites online controversy


Tester did not publicly respond, though on Monday, he tweeted that he "mixed in a little Pearl Jam" during appearances on local radio shows.

The "Rock2Vote" concert was aimed at encouraging young people to vote in the November midterm elections and support Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana, who is from Ament's hometown of Big Sandy.

But it was this poster, sold at the venue last night that started generating debate Tuesday afternoon after it caught the attention of conservative media news outlets.

U.S. Sen. Jon Tester's campaign is disavowing a Pearl Jam concert poster that shows a burning White House and what appears to be the skeleton of President Donald Trump. But it's a commemorative poster that's still making noise after the show is over. He has called for rival Tester to denounce the "blatant display of extremism".

"This poster from Pearl Jam is disgusting and reprehensible", Rosendale said.

Taking to Instagram overnight, Pearl Jam shared an image of their recent tour poster which depicts the White House in flames, the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial cracked and broken, and the skeletal body of Donald Trump, which is being picked over by a bald eagle. Russian money, golf courses, hookers?

Pearl Jam's bassist is unapologetic for a concert poster that has Republicans crying foul.

The National Republican Senate Committee compared it to the now-infamous photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a fake decapitated Trump head.

"We never saw the poster before the show and we don't like it", Tester spokesman Chris Meagher said. "Maryland Matt. Stars n stripes as flames", read Ament's notes.

While there has been no suggestion that Tester had input into the poster's design, Republicans are criticizing the red-state Democrat for failing to condemn its content.

"In a state Trump won by 20 points, Senator Tester's quickly showing Montanans there's no stoop too low for him when it comes to attacking President Trump and his supporters", NRSC spokesperson Calvin Moore said in a statement. "And we don't condone violence of any kind".