If you follow Slayer on Instagram, you may have noticed that the account has posted an older picture of the band with Donald Trump photoshopped in not just once, but twice.

Now the band is trying to clarify in a statement to Rolling Stone that they aren't endorsing any political candidate.

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The band originally posted the picture in question on Inauguration Day but was mysteriously taken down. It's not clear who took down the original post but what is clear is that frontman Tom Araya wasn't happy about it.

He reposted the image yesterday (Jan. 25) along with the following caption, “Believe it or not this picture was posted by me Tom Araya on 1/20 cause I thought it was funny … I was amazed at the comments about the picture some positive some negative more amazing was in 2 hours there was 10,000 likes … But i never would have guessed that there where so many snowflakes commenting their distaste for the new president. Like him or not he is the president … woke up the next morning and found someone had deleted the post … can some one please explain why…?”

The picture already has over 2,000 comments since it was posted yesterday including some additional comments from Araya. In one comment, he claims that just because he posted the picture twice doesn't mean he's a Trump supporter.


One particular comment that Araya made involves Vice President Mike Pence's alleged support of electroshock therapy when it comes to homosexuality. Araya makes the comment that “Mike Pence turning fruits into vegetables” along with several laughing emojis. You can check out that comment below.

Slayer has recently made a statement to Rolling Stone clarifying that Araya's opinions don't represent the opinions of the band.

“As was verified by Tom, this was his post, is not something the band would have posted if asked, and does not belong on a Slayer social page. We all have our personal opinions, some of which we have voiced in the past, but Slayer has never endorsed any political party or any candidate, and the band intends to keep it that way.”

The post is currently still on the band's Instagram as of Jan. 26 2 p.m. EST.