Third Eye Blind Just Trolled Republicans In Cleveland With A Pro-LGBT Message, Gets Booed

Third Eye Blind expertly trolled a group of Republicans Tuesday night at a charity concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland during the GOP convention.

The only hit song the band agreed to play at the event was “Jumper,” a song singer Stephan Jenkins wrote about a gay friend who committed suicide by jumping off a bridge.

Jenkins introduced the song by imploring Republicans to bring people like “my cousins, who are gay, into the American fabric,” and to “not live your life in fear and imposing that fear on other people.”

Billboard adds:

Witnesses at the group’s Tuesday night show in Cleveland, a charity gig inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, reported that Jenkins used the occasion to say he “repudiates” what the Republican party now stands for. Clips uploaded to social media platforms show the crowd booing, followed by Jenkins exclaiming: “You can boo all you want, but I’m the motherfuckin’ artist up here.”

According to one Twitter user, the band also condemned the RNC’s vile anti-LGBT platform:

[RELATED: GOP’s Vile Anti-LGBT Platform Includes Gay Adoption Ban, Claims Porn Is A Public Health Crisis]

Jenkins also played their 2009 song titled “Non-Dairy Creamer” about two gay republicans.

The band continued their trolling online:

When the band was asked to perform at the 2012 Republican convention, Jenkins declined and wrote this op-ed piece for the Huffington Post titled “Why We Aren’t Playing at the RNC”:

Mitt Romney says he wants to have an open and welcoming convention. Wow. Open and welcoming to whom? Students who need Pell Grants? My gay Republican cousin who wants to get married? Brown people from Arizona who forgot their ID? People who like roads, air traffic controllers, and disaster funding for hurricanes — you know, all that stuff Republicans think is wasteful spending? The over three million Americans who got working again because of the stimulus? Women who want fair pay or choice with their health? I mean really, who do they actually welcome??

UPDATE: Third Eye Blind has released a statement about their epic RNC troll: