Do Rage Against The Machine support Joe Biden? Following the presidential election, a parody Twitter news account published the rumour that Joe Biden’s transition team has hired RATM to spread their message about coronavirus restrictions to America’s youth. Yes, you read that right.

Let’s look a little closer.

Are Rage Against The Machine working with Joe Biden?

The band broke their silence today about the rumour Joe Biden’s transition team has been in touch with them.

The rumour was started by Bullwork, a parody Twitter news account whose bio states it is a “political source conserving conservatism by storing it in a gunsafe. The true-cons who cover the news…with a pillow and smother it. Parody SPONSORED BY ZIMA™.”

From there, the rumour spread like wildfire across Twitter. It currently has 2,500 likes and 2,600 quote tweets, but these numbers are going up as we write.

It led to Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello finally speaking out.

But that hasn’t stopped the original rumour tweet from sowing anger and confusion among Rage Against The Machine fans.

This says a lot about the state of media in 2020:

So, it doesn’t seem as if RATM will be working with Joe Biden’s transition team to help young people follow coronavirus restrictions any time soon.

Trump supporters dance to Killing In The Name

This isn’t the first time Rage Against The Machine have made headlines due to the US presidential election.

A video of Trump supporters in Philadelphia dancing to Rage Against The Machine emerged online following the election. If you don’t believe us, here’s the video:

According to RATM, the song’s lyrics are critical of police brutality and institutionalised racism and were inspired by the beating of Rodney King by police in Los Angeles in 1991.

This incident brought on a wave of protest similar to the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement that followed the death of George Floyd this May.

Ironically, the Trump supporters recorded dancing to Killing In The Name are holding Blue Lives Matter flags. The Blue Lives Matter movement was set up to support law enforcement during the Black Lives Matter protests.

Rage Against The Machine have always been political at their core. Recently their bassist, Tim Commerford, likened President Trump to Adolf Hitler.

So, although it doesn’t seem like a Rage Against The Machine Joe Biden crossover is likely in the near future, we can be fairly sure the band aren’t cool with Trump supporters dancing to their song.

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