Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee Goes on Political Twitter Rant, Urges Followers to Vote

by Josh Lanier

Tommy Lee is urging everyone to vote. In a pair of videos on Twitter, the Motley Crue drummer is urging his followers to go to the polls on Nov. 3. This comes a week after he said he’d leave the country if Donald Trump won re-election.

One video features recent footage of Trump dancing at one of his rallies. The song has been replaced with parody children’s nursery rhyme featuring language we can’t reproduce.

The second features Trump and challenger Joe Biden. The text on the screen reads “Make sure all you maggots vote on Nov. 28.” The fake date is a reference to a comment Trump made during the 2016 election when he mistakenly told supporters to vote on Nov. 28. The vote was actually held Nov. 8. This year’s election day is Nov. 3.

Comments are split. His fans seem to enjoy the legendary drummer going after Trump with the dance video. That isn’t surprising considering Lee’s history and fanbase. Further, he’s an avid critic of Trump.

There are also a number of Trump supporters that take issue with Lee’s tweet. One commenter brings up Lee’s wealth.

Tommy Lee: If Trump Wins ‘I’m Outta Here’

During an interview with The Big Issue, the musician explains his plans after the election. Lee, who was born in Athens, said he will move back to Greece if Trump wins the election. 

“Dude, I swear to god if that happens then I’m coming over to visit the U.K. I’m out of here,” Lee said emphatically in the interview. “I’ll go back to my motherland, go back to Greece, and get a house on one of the islands.”

The famous drummer says Trump is embarrassing the United States and damaging the country’s reputation around the globe.

“The thing that stings the most is that I feel like we’re embarrassing,” Lee explained in the interview. “I feel like people in Europe and the rest of the world look at America and think: ‘What are you guys doing over there? Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the country.’”

Lee is promoting his new album “Andro,” which comes out this week.