Jack White is condemning "disgusting" former president Donald Trump — and the celebrities who "normalize" him.
At a mixed martial event in Las Vegas over the weekend, Trump appeared alongside several prominent celebrities, including UFC president Dana White, celebrity chef Guy Fieri, conservative podcast host Joe Rogan, as well as actors Mel Gibson and Mark Wahlberg.
White heavily denounced the figures on his Instagram page Monday, posting photos of them with the former president, and criticizing them for behavior that "normalizes" Trump's "disgusting" actions.
“Anybody who ‘normalizes’ or treats this disgusting fascist, racist, con man, disgusting piece of sh*t Trump with any level of respect is ALSO disgusting in my book,” White wrote, continuing to call the celebrities out by name. "That's you Joe Rogan, you Mel Gibson, you Mark Wahlberg, you Guy Fieri."
"This is a statement from me, not a discussion/debate," he concluded.
The frontman of The White Stripes has been vocal about his opposition to Trump since 2016, when the Republican presidential nominee used his song “Seven Nation Army" in a promotional online video.
White and his group-mate Meg White said in a statement at the time posted to their Facebook page that they were “disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.” Their record label then used their song “Icky Thump” to create anti-Trump shirts with the words “Icky Trump” on them.
White has also publicly denounced Elon Musk when announcing his decision to quit Twitter, which he made after Musk restored Trump's previous-banned account. White described the move as "giving Trump his Twitter platform back," which he deemed "absolutely disgusting" and "officially an asshole move."
“Why don’t you be truthful? Tell it like it is," White wrote. "People like you and Joe Rogan (who gives platforms to liars like Alex Jones etc.) you come into a ton of money, see the tax bill, despise paying your fair share, and then think moving to Texas and supporting whatever republican you can is going to help you keep more of your money. How else could Trump possibly interest you?”
"How many more billions do you need that you have to risk democracy itself to obtain it?" he added.