Guns N’ Roses invited fans at their Mexico City concert this week onstage to beat a giant piñata bearing the likeness of Republican President-elect Donald Trump.
In video obtained by TMZ, GNR frontman Axl Rose is heard encouraging fans to do whatever they like to the piñata, which has become a popular form of protest against Trump over much of the past year.
“Let’s bring in some people, and give them a f*cking stick,” Rose says as security guards help some fans in the front row up onstage. “I just want you to express yourself, however you feel.”
Rose is not a fan of Trump.
During the Sao Paulo stop on Guns N’ Roses’ Latin American leg of tour, the singer altered the lyrics to the band’s song “Civil War” to include, “Look at the fear Trump’s feeding.”
Two weeks ago, Rose tweeted his displeasure with Trump’s pick for Attorney General, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions:
Good people don't listen to, acknowledge, nominate or elect people like Senator Jeff Sessions.
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 18, 2016
Beating Trump piñatas has become a popular way for the President-elect’s critics to register their anger, but Guns N’ Roses isn’t the first musical act to encourage the practice. In September, rapper YG — whose song “F*ck Donald Trump” became a popular protest song during the presidential campaign — did the same thing at a concert in San Diego.
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