It's been a while since we've heard anything music-related of note from Fred Durst - but it seems that the Limp Bizkit frontman may have his eye on a career as a political mediator, if his latest tweet is anything to go by.
Once again, Donald Trump spent most of his weekend tweeting about the various people and media figures who he perceives to have wronged him - and it seems that Durst took umbrage with one particular tweet directed at CNN's Jake Tapper.
Pleading with the POTUS to 'just stop this manipulation and raise the bar', the rap-rocker may have meant well but his efforts drew derision from many quarters. Then again, it's not entirely beyond the realm of possibility that Trump may actually engage with the man who wrote "I did it all for the nookie, come on / The nookie, come on / So you can take that cookie and stick it up your, yeah! / Stick it up your, yeah! / Stick it up your, yeah!". Heck, anything can happen these days.
Please sir, just stop this manipulation and raise the bar. You have this wonderful opportunity to make our world better. We unmistakably need a role model and leader for the now, and the future. This isn’t the way.
— Fred Durst (@freddurst) January 7, 2018
His fellow Twitter users had a mixed reaction to his efforts...
Says the guy who all taught us what a chocolate starfish was. #thanksnothanks
— 2040 NYC ðŸ‡ºðŸ‡¸ (@2040NYC) January 8, 2018
Fred, Trump is an empty vessel that takes orders from the Kremlin...maybe you should run this message by Putin.
— jon brenno (@thikkeeD) January 8, 2018
fred durst giving trump the "have you no decency sir" bit is so far the highlight of my 2018 pic.twitter.com/TBfQXKoN6Q
— jadankety (@dentristcad) January 7, 2018
admittedly i did not foresee fred durst becoming a "have you no decency, sir" trump twitter replier pic.twitter.com/uD6w8K25F5
— maya kosoff (@mekosoff) January 7, 2018
I was just as surprised as you to see Fred Durst trending pic.twitter.com/ckSCzZ89qg
— Hollyn Heron (@HollynHeron) January 7, 2018
The moment Fred Durst became the voice of reason. I'm fairly certain he didn't even do it for the nookie. https://t.co/9bevG2Is31
— Joe Girvan (@JoeGirvanNBC2) January 7, 2018
I love the idea of Fred Durst reading Twitter, having his coffee, and thinking “maybe my earnest plea can turn this all around.”
— Maggie Serota (@maggieserota) January 7, 2018
Can you imagine if Fred Durst was the one who got through to Trump? Like Trump saw his tweet and it made him reevaluate his whole life and approach and turn over a new life?
“I’ve been so blind. I see that now. Thank you, Fred. Thank you.” https://t.co/uhsALbMrAz
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) January 8, 2018
Fred Durst is pissed at Trump for ruining the red ballcap https://t.co/xaL6QWo6hu
— maple cocaine (@historyinflicks) January 7, 2018
FRED DURST, 2000: BREAK STUFF
FRED DURST, 2018: Please sir, we need you to be a better role model for the rest of America
— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) January 8, 2018
Fred Durst is trending for begging the president to be a decent human being and honestly I don't even know what to make of this timeline anymore
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) January 7, 2018
Would you, perhaps, say it’s your way or the highway?
— Gabriel A. Pollak (@illtweetonce) January 7, 2018
Fred Durst is going to stop Trump AND bring back the Dreamcast
— Adam Is A Bug (@viperwave) January 8, 2018
you're fred durst you don't have to talk like a West Wing character just call him a turd blaster and move on.
— The Secretest Sauce (@SandwichInsider) January 7, 2018
Eminem and Fred Durst becoming woke in the trump era was truly not a development I saw coming
— nuanced opinion guy (@charles_kinbote) January 7, 2018
Fred Durst is trying to talk some sense into the president and that’s the Seventh Seal, folks. https://t.co/xz9Tvky59g
— Enormously Consensual Stable Genius Monkey (@VitruvianMonkey) January 7, 2018
Fred Durst is still such a rebel though, saying "Please Sir" to the president like Oliver fucking Twist.
— Jim Sterling (@JimSterling) January 7, 2018