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.”
— Tina (@tinpant) July 20, 2016
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) July 20, 2016
According to one Twitter user, the band also condemned the RNC’s vile anti-LGBT platform:
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.@ThirdEyeBlind gets political, frontman says they reject RNC platform re: LGBT rights. Crowd boos but goes BANANAS when they play Jumper.
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) July 20, 2016
Jenkins also played their 2009 song titled “Non-Dairy Creamer” about two gay republicans.
— Rachel Zarrell ✨ (@rachelzarrell) July 20, 2016
The band continued their trolling online:
— Third Eye Blind (@ThirdEyeBlind) July 20, 2016
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”:
UPDATE: Third Eye Blind has released a statement about their epic RNC troll: