Twitter is all a flutter with tweets both condoning and condemning the band's behavior, and the band's response to it all (in the article linked above) added yet another layer of epicness to this story. It's true that it can be irritating when entertainers are political during performances, but when you have a Republican National Convention open with a speech from one of the Duck Dynasty guys, you're already knee deep in the shit show that is Trump's presidential campaign. There's an "anything goes" attitude this election cycle, so why not express your love for science and equal rights to a crowd of angry people who feel that if God wanted people to have equal rights, He would have made them the 11th commandment.
Below is a sampling of tweets by people who were mad enough about this to tweet about it.
Yes. They are EXACTLY like Wall Street. I just checked my 401k, and the "Third Eye Blind Plays Their Hits" fund has already lost 30 zillion dollars. I am SCREWED.@ThirdEyeBlind You took the money and didn't deliver you are no different than Wall Street crooks.— whatever (@thedenogginize) July 20, 2016
I don't really have a comment for this because it makes no sense but it's ALL IN CAPS SO I KNOW THEY'RE SUPER SERIOUS.#Third Eye Blind DOESN'T MATTER WHAT MUSICIANS SAY,WHAT MATTERS IS WHAT THEY DO FOR VETERANS WITHOUT MEDIA COVERAGE.— Frozen Roses (@forexpcb) July 20, 2016
I will acknowledge that Al Gore isn't a scientist, but I also suspect that "real" astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson is probably on the same page as Bill Nye with most things.@ThirdEyeBlind thinks that "science" comes from the likes of Bill Nye and Al Gore. Try asking real astrophysicists, not these frauds.— Joseph Reina (@reina_joseph) July 20, 2016
@ThirdEyeBlind Oh "we have Republican friends" how nice that you're so inclusive. Do you include the unborn? Probably not.— Sean Keats (@seankeats) July 20, 2016