Staind frontman and MAGA chud Aaron Lewis wears his politics on his sleeve. The dude’s a dyed in the wool Trump supporter and you know what? That’s his fucking right as an American — I’m not here to shit on that. He’s welcome to have his own opinion.
But earlier this week, the anti-trans, alt-right talking point slinging, Putin testes gargling, softer-than-baby-shit frontman decided that the best way to promote his solo tour starting early next year was to post an image of 32 freshly killed coyote carcasses arranged so they would spell out Trump 24 on his Instagram page. Because promoting a failson ex-president will sell tickets… somehow?
Listen, I’m not going to pretend I understand the logic here other than Lewis wants to either a) pander to his MAGA chud fanbase, b) look like a badass hunter, or c) give law enforcement a clue that he’s actually a serial killer with multiple bodies buried on his property. Because playing with dead animals just screams “I have bodies in my backyard.”
I also bet Donald Trump, the ex-president facing around 90 or so indictments for various crimes ranging from fraud to his involvement in the failed January 6 insurrection, will be super impressed by Lewis’ display of affection. Like a house cat bringing a dead mouse to its owner, the post looks like he’s just trying to prove how useful of a hunter he’ll be when Trump’s next presidency brings about the end times.
But again, I’m not here to dump on Lewis’ political leanings. Dude can believe anything he wants. It’s just… weird to do what he did. And it turns out a lot of his followers feel the same way.
For example, @hettycruz said: “I don’t care if it’s legal or not…. I find this very disturbing. I’m a republican and this is horrible… it takes a very evil heart to do this…. unfollowing and hopefully you loose a lot of fans…. I’m definitely not giving up my money for you….”
@robgandyrealtor said: “That’s cringe AF guys. Definitely weird.”
But in all honesty, let’s be real — some of the best comments came from people obviously there to dunk hard on Lewis.
“I bet you staind your underwear with poop.” – @_duncanbarchard_
“Pretend tough guy and prima donna Aaron Lewis is as good of a marketer as he is a musician: subpar shit. Go throw a temper tantrum in the middle of a show again.” – @kevinmoesphotos
And the coup de grâce: “Those coyotes aren’t nearly as dead as your career has been for the last 20 years.” – @ben.goodrich.9847
Staind released their latest album Confessions Of The Fallen back in September 22, which is wild because I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember that shit happening at all. Either way, Lewis will be out on tour early next year doing his solo stuff. Let’s just hope he can stick around on stage for a full show without running off in a huff.
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