Musician Tom Morello Savagely Shuts Down Critic Over ‘F**k Trump’ Post
There have been plenty of artists in history who have used their star power to speak out against governments, leaders or social issues. However, in the era of Donald Trump's administration, it's hard to recall a time where A-listers were more outspoken about their beliefs.
American musician, singer, songwriter and actor Tom Morello has been very vocal for or against various causes since his first on-stage protest in 1993.
But the 53-year-old has sparked an almighty social media shitstorm after posting a photo of him standing next to a guitar, with the words 'FUCK TRUMP' written on the back. He's also pictured wearing a t-shirt saying 'Mother, should I trust the government?'.
The post received plenty of comments, however one stood out enough for Morello to reply.
A bloke by the name of davez67 wrote to Tom, saying: "Another successful musician instantly becomes a political expert."
Morello wasn't shy in his clap back, writing: "One does not have to be an honours grad in political science from Harvard University to recognise the unethical and inhumane nature of this administration but well, I happen to be an honours grad in political science from Harvard University so I can confirm that for you."
One user said: "Check fucking mate!!!! Drop some knowledge on him Tom! Boom."
A second commented: "Perfect response to an ignorant dumb dumb."
While this person summed it up perfectly by writing: "'Instantly?' has that guy listened to your music, like, ever?"
This davez67 guy really should have done his homework on Morello before trying to write a half-assed pay-out. His music has been an anthem for protesting against the establishment, which was perfectly highlighted in 2012 when Paul Ryan mentioned he liked Rage Against The Machine.
Morello replied with an opinion piece in Rolling Stone which said: "Paul Ryan's love for Rage Against The Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.
He's pledged his support for Chelsea Manning, played at a benefit concert to raise the minimum wage, performed at various Occupy movements, and was among a number of musicians who sued the US Government in 2009 for the declassification of all documents relating to the use of music in interrogations at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Safe to say, Morello isn't just jumping on the bandwagon of bashing the current administration - it's something he's been doing for decades and will likely keep doing.