Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson & Al Jardine Protest After Bandmate Mike Love Performs At Trump Fundraiser
“We have absolutely nothing to do with the Trump benefit today in Newport Beach. Zero,” a spokesperson for the two original Beach Boys told Variety. “We didn’t even know about it.”
While Love has been very vocal about his support for Trump, Wilson and Jardine have not, and Wilson has previously denounced performances of Love’s under the Beach Boys’ name in support of Trump.
Though neither Wilson nor Jardine have tweeted about this particular fundraiser, Wilson has tweeted against one of Love’s performances before.
This organization supports trophy hunting, which Both Al and I are emphatically opposed to. There’s nothing we can do personally to stop the show, so please join us in signing the petition at https://t.co/vOUtJDq6t2
— Brian Wilson (@BrianWilsonLive) February 3, 2020
The show in question was a convention for Safari Club International in Reno, Nevada. Just like he did at the Trump fundraiser, Love elected to perform despite the other original Beach Boys’ protests.