Now, for obvious reasons, it looks like those who supported Schaffer’s recent Kickstarter campaign aren’t too happy with his latest actions.
Last Wednesday, a mob of Pro-Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in an effort to denounce the presidential election results. As a result, five people are confirmed dead while many are dealing with extensive injuries.
Since then, a lot has happened. Jon Schaffer has been identified as one of the Trump supporters who breached the U.S. Capitol building. He is also currently wanted by the FBI. According to CNN, the FBI has identified over 200 people involved in last week’s riots and around 100 arrests have been made so far.
So this guy is the guitarist of Iced Earth, a 80s thrash metal band. Let’s make him Twitter famous.
His name is Jon Schaffer. pic.twitter.com/DDZOCJuLpo
— 🎶💙 ᕼOᒪᒪY’ᔕ GOT TᕼE ᗷᒪᑌEᔕ (@No1Hollyfreedom) January 8, 2021
Although it’s unknown if the FBI has located Schaffer, his Iced Earth bandmates have spoken out. Earlier this week, they released a joint statement denouncing the riots that transpired last week. As well, singer Stu Block attempted to clarify his stance on the Pro-Trump riots after a now-deleted post seemingly showed he was in support of the U.S. Capitol breach.
Now, it looks like Iced Earth fans are continuing to show their anger, disappointment and support towards Jon Schaffer’s involvement in the riots. Not too long ago, the guitarist launched a Kickstarter campaign for Wicked Words & Epic Tales, “a collection of Jon Schaffer’s lyrics, interviews and a chronicle of the artwork that they inspired.” The campaign has earned 666 backers and raised over $100,000.
However, fans are now using the Kickstarter campaign’s comments section to share their thoughts on Schaffer’s recent activity. While some fans express they can’t wait for the book to arrive, others wish they never supported him in the first place. In fact, they want Kickstarter to issue refunds.
[Photos via Kickstarter]
Since last week’s riots, there’s been a lot of fallout. Along with being permanently suspended from Twitter, Donald Trump is also facing an impeachment trial. After the House Of Representatives voted to impeach him, the case has moved to the Senate. Now, the Senate will be determined if Trump is guilty of inciting an insurrection stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots.
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