Aaron Lewis, the lead singer of STAIND, has recently stirred controversy by sharing a photo on his Instagram
In the image, he and three fellow hunters arrange what seems to be 32 deceased coyotes to spell out “Trump 24.”
Lewis captioned the photo: “Successful morning in Texas. Presale for AFL 2024 dates starts today. Use code AFL2024 to get priority access before tickets go on sale this Friday.”
This 51-year-old STAIND frontman, known for his conservative views, posted the picture on Wednesday, October 18, coinciding with his promotion of the presale for his forthcoming solo tour.
Numerous commments began to flood in under Aaron‘s post, with people expressing their anger over the image, with one person writing: “Those coyotes aren’t nearly as dead as your career has been for the last 20 years.”
Someone else went on to write: ” This is so disturbing. Sociopath shit”, while another added: Playing with dead animals is grotesque. What a way to get attention”.
One individual replied with: “Pretend tough guy and prima donna Aaron Lewis is as good of a marketer as he is a musician: subpar shit. Go throw a temper tantrum in the middle of a show again.”
As per the regulations outlined by the Texas Parks and Wildlife authority, coyotes are categorized as non-game animals. Consequently, there is no specific closed season for hunting them, and they can be pursued at any time, utilizing lawful methods, on private property. It’s worth noting that restrictions may apply on public hunting lands.
This approach is consistent with the rules governing coyote hunting in most U.S. states, where it is generally permitted throughout the entire year.
In 2010, his hunting skills took the spotlight when he appeared on the Outdoor Channel series “Dream Season Celebrity.” This reality hunting show brought together celebrities, including Lewis, alongside regular hunters, forming competitive teams across the country. Lewis emphasized, “It’s not about who kills the most. It is a competition as to who makes the best TV show . . . So if I miss, everyone watching sees me miss. If I get a hit, people see it and so be it. But I don’t miss.”
It’s essential to note that Lewis‘s involvement in this hunting series was dedicated to raising funds for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation. This foundation focuses on granting unique hunting and fishing experiences to children battling life-threatening illnesses, offering them once-in-a-lifetime opportunities.
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