Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder Slams Chiefs Kicker Harrison Butker

Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder recently slammed Harrison Butker, taking a shot at the Kansas City Chiefs kicker’s recent controversial commencement speech at Benedictine College.

The rocker expressed his feelings about Butker’s beliefs in no uncertain terms during Pearl Jam’s concert at MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday (May 18). He was strongly against the athlete’s assertion that women should prioritize raising families instead of pursuing careers outside of the home.

“There should be pride in homemaking, whether you’re a man or woman,” Vedder said. “It’s maybe one of the hardest jobs and you should definitely take pride in it. But you shouldn’t not follow a dream because you think . you’re going to benefit by giving up your dreams? I couldn’t understand the logic.”

“He was telling men, ‘Don’t forget to puff up your chest and be more masculine, don’t lose your masculinity,'” he continued. “The irony was that when he was saying that, he looked like such a f-king p-y. There’s nothing more masculine than a strong man supporting a strong woman.”

Butker, who took the stage at Benedictine’s May 11 commencement ceremony, condemned President Joe Biden, abortion, birth control, Pride Month and “the cultural emasculation of men” before discouraging the female graduates in attendance from “thinking about all of the promotions and titles” they would soon get in their careers.

“I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world,” the NFL player added. “I can tell you that my beautiful wife, Isabelle, would be the first to say her life truly started when she started living her vocation as a wife and as a mother.”

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