Slayer Address Donald Trump Controversy

Legendary metal act Slayer recently attracted some controversy when their frontman, Tom Araya, posted a photoshopped image of the band with President Donald J. Trump on Instagram. The image was promptly removed after the backlash; in response, Araya reposted the image with the following caption:

Believe it or not this picture was posted by me Tom Araya on 1/20 cause I thought it was funny … I was amazed at the comments about the picture some positive some negative more amazing was in 2 hours there was 10,000 likes … But i never would have guessed that there where so many snowflakes commenting their distaste for the new president. Like him or not he is the president … woke up the next morning and found someone had deleted the post … can some one please explain why…?

Rolling Stone Magazine reached out to the rest of the band for comment, who responded with the following:”As was verified by Tom, this was his post, is not something the band would have posted if asked, and does not belong on a Slayer social page. We all have our personal opinions, some of which we have voiced in the past, but Slayer has never endorsed any political party or any candidate, and the band intends to keep it that way.”