Former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic has come under fire by many people for voicing his support for Donald Trump amidst the chaos that America finds itself in this week.
Novoselic posted a lengthy message on his Facebook page - which has now been set to private - calling Trump's 'law and order' speech at the White House on Monday 'strong and direct' and praising his leadership.
His post has generated a huge backlash on Twitter, where he also appears to have deleted his account.
Read his full post and see the reaction below:
"Wow!!! I know many of you can’t stand him, however, Trump knocked it out of the park with this speech.
“Social media and television are looping images of societal breakdown. I agree, the president should not be sending troops into states – and he legally might not be able to anyway – nevertheless, his tone in this speech is strong and direct.
“I have been watching the images in the media and thinking about how polarized our country is. I mean, even wearing medical masks in public can be seen as a political statement! The violence (and not the protests) appear as a leftist insurrection. Imagine if so-called “patriot militias” were raising this kind of hell?
If this were the case, left wing people would welcome federal intervention. Most Americans want peace in their communities and President Trump spoke to this desire. Never mind the legal details that few understand – Trump said he would stop the violence and this speaks to many.”
Tired of being known for years as "the other guy" from Nirvana, Krist Novoselic has rebranded as "the shitty guy" from Nirvana. https://t.co/tW6Ek68Hcc
— Andrew Joe Potter (@AndrewJoePotter) June 2, 2020
A quick reminder that Krist Novoselic wrote approximately 0% of Nirvana's music. pic.twitter.com/ItJyNfLsq6
— The Pro-Wrestling, Anti-Fascist Yuppie #Biden2020 (@GregYuppie) June 2, 2020
Once Kurt Cobain went through Krist Novoselic’s record collection and smashed up all the ones he thought were crap. I always thought this was a dick move but maybe Kurt was just ahead of his time.
— clean & tidy rubbish dump (@fastercamels) June 2, 2020
Nirvana was always a two-member band. Apparently some Mandela Effect is going around about there being a third member named Krist Novoselic?? Idk, never heard of him.
— ℭ. (@mybelovedghost) June 2, 2020
What a way to sell out and become everything you rallied against @KristNovoselic . I think Kurt would be disappointed
— OF MERMAIDS🏳️⚧️ (@of__mermaids) June 2, 2020
Others, meanwhile, have defended Novoselic and denied that he is a Trump supporter - only that he praised Trump's speech.
But liking a speech, is not endorsing a person. When you are telling a man who's best friend committed suicide that his friend would spit in his face, you become no better than what you are attacking. If you no longer support Krist, that is your choice, but remember he is his own
— Use the Power of Love (@thewalrus1966) June 2, 2020
Just gonna step in and say, "#kristnovoselic has not said he supports Trump," and also that he openly criticized the move to send troops into states to, um, "pacify," but yeah, totally a racist and a yuuuuge Trump supporter. Evidence, amirite?
— 𝔸𝕝𝕖𝕩 ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕚𝕟 (@BEETHOVEN1195) June 3, 2020
Gonna stir the pot with this one, #KristNovoselic from #Nirvana agreed with Trump that the violence needs to stop now = Gets hated.
Kurt promoted Anarchy by using flags in the SMTS video, incites violence against all cops = Praised by millions.
Isn't that weird though? pic.twitter.com/HTJHEMGyoO
— Mark J. Adair 🎵 (@ComposerMarkJA) June 3, 2020
Dave Grohl, meanwhile, has not made any comment on the matter.