Jack White, former guitarist and lead singer of the White Stripes, took to Instagram calling out fellow celebrities who engaged with former President Donald Trump during a Saturday UFC fight.
Actors Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson, along with restaurateur Guy Fieri, were pictured interacting with the former president during Saturday’s UFC 290 in Paradise, Nevada. Comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan was also seen shaking hands and talking with Trump during the event.
In a Monday Instagram post, White denounced the celebrities as “disgusting.”
“Anybody who ‘normalizes’ or treats this disgusting fascist, racist, con man, disgusting piece of shit Trump with any level of respect is ALSO disgusting in my book,” White wrote. “That’s you Joe Rogan, you Mel Gibson, you Mark Wahlberg, you Guy Fieri.”
“This is a statement from me, not a discussion/debate. -Jack White III”
I do NOT agree with Jack White’s statement about Trump supporters. He stated:
"Anybody who 'normalizes' or treats this disgusting fascist, racist, con man, disgusting piece of sh*t Trump with any level of respect is ALSO disgusting in my book. That’s you Joe Rogan, you Mel… pic.twitter.com/hBDB9KQ33W
— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) July 10, 2023
White also disabled comments on his Monday post.
The former White Stripes guitarist quit Twitter following owner Elon Musk’s decision to reinstate the former president’s account late last year.
“So you gave Trump his Twitter platform back. Absolutely disgusting, Elon,” White said at the time in a previous Instagram post. “That is officially an asshole move. Why don’t you be truthful? Tell it like it is. People like you and Joe Rogan (who gives platforms to liars like Alex Jones etc.); you come into a ton of money, see the tax bill, despise paying your fair share, and then think moving to Texas and supporting whatever republican you can is going to help you keep more of your money (How else could Trump possibly interest you?).”
Trump was removed from Twitter because he incited violence multiple times, people died and were injured as a result of his lies and his ego, (let alone what his coup did to attempt to destroy democracy and our Capitol). And how about the division and the families broken apart from his rhetoric and what it did to this country? That’s not “free speech” or “what the poll decided” or whatever nonsense you’re claiming it to be; this is straight up you trying to help a fascist have a platform so you can eventually get your tax breaks I mean, how many more billions do you need that you have to risk democracy itself to obtain it?
White went on to praise Musk for his work with Tesla saying he “supported the hell out of that venture.”
He added: “You took on a big responsibility with your purchase, and ‘free speech’ isn’t some umbrella that protects you from that.”