Krist Novoselic, former founding member and bassist of Nirvana, has deactivated his Twitter account following backlash for a social media post praising Donald Trump. Novoselic’s comments were made in response to a speech Trump gave June 1 about law and order. 

Novoselic wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post. “Wow!!! I know many of you can’t stand him, however, Trump knocked it out of the park with this speech. Social media and television are looping images of societal breakdown,” he continued. “I agree, the president should not be sending troops into states – and he legally might not be able to anyway – nevertheless, his tone in this speech is strong and direct. I have been watching the images in the media and thinking about how polarized our country is.”

However, many on Twitter angrily criticized Novoselic’s post, and he deleted his Twitter; however he returned to his Facebook to follow-up with his prior, deleted comments.

“To clarify a few things: As an avowed independent, I don’t endorse a major party or candidate. And it feels insane to have to say this , but I don’t support fascism, and I don’t support an authoritarian state. I believe in a civilized society and that we all have to work toward that. Love and thanks to anyone who cares to read this.”

Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic Deletes Twitter Following Backlash from Pro-Trump Essay