Aaron Lewis

Staind’s Aaron Lewis Courts Controversy By Showing Support For Trump With Coyote Carcasses


Staind vocalist Aaron Lewis has become a divisive figure in recent years, primarily for frequently voicing his right-wing political opinions, not only in his music, but also on-stage and in interviews. In a post seemingly designed to further incense his detractors, Lewis recently partook in a coyote hunt in Texas.

While that may be enough to upset some, Lewis and co. took it a bit further. The carcasses of the animals were arranged to spell out ‘Trump 24’, signaling his support for the current U.S. presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump. Lewis has of course long been critical of current U.S. President Joe Biden. Lewis used this latest image to help promote his next solo acoustic tour, which will kickoff in early 2024.

Staind recently issued their first studio album in more than a decade in the form of “Confessions Of The Fallen“. Given the time that has passed between albums and the rapid shift of the music industry as a whole, it’s hard to gauge if Lewis‘ controversial takes have negatively impacted the band’s career. While “Confessions Of The Fallen” opened with first week sales of 11,000 copies in the United States, it’s predecessor, 2011’s self-titled outing, shifted 47,000 copies amid its first week on the charts.

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