Eyehategod to Arkansas Senator: “Your moral crusade against basic human rights will be fought at every turn”
Earlier this week, Arkansas Senator Jason Rapert -- who is known for strong stances against same-sex marriage and women's reproductive rights, and other bigoted views -- urged people to boycott Little Rock venue Vino's after the venue advertised an Eyehategod show with a poster that depicted Rapert with bloody fangs and a human baby in his mouth. The promoter ultimately changed the flyer on the Facebook event but promised they'd have the original posters available at the show, and now, as The PRP points out, Eyehategod frontman Mike IX Williams has fired back at Rapert on his own Facebook. He writes:
Open letter to Sen. Jason Rapert (R):
Thank you for all the attention you've given the EyeHateGod show in Little Rock, Arkansas. Any image that was used of you is protected under the First Amendment, which supposedly protects us "Americans.” Please stick to destroying peoples lives by trying to ban same sex marriage, opposing medical marijuana legalization, threatening minorities, and absolutely attacking women's right to choose. Your moral crusade against basic human rights will be fought at every turn.
Mike IX Williams
Southern Nihilism Front
The Vino's show happens May 24, and Eyehategod have several other tour dates coming up, including two Brooklyn shows with Negative Approach and Sheer Terror. In case you missed it, here's the original show poster: