The aftermath of Donald Trump winning the 2016 US presidential election saw different reactions from the Americans, celebrities and ordinary people alike, to different nationalities around the world and it seems like even dead individuals have not been spared as the late Kurt Cobain is the latest celebrity dragged into this affair.
An image of the late Nirvana frontman has made the rounds on the social media recently where it suggests that Cobain has hinted and endorsed Donald Trump for the future President of the United States back in 1993.
The viral image depicted a ‘quote’ from Cobain overlaid with a message endorsing Trump for president and was posted by the pro-Donald Trump Facebook page Trump Train on July 30, 2016.
“In the end I believe my generation will surprise everyone. We already know that both political parties are playing both sides from the middle and we’ll elect a true outsider when we fully mature. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s not a business tycoon who can’t be bought and who does what’s right for the people. Someone like Donald Trump as crazy as that sounds.”
The Trump Train Facebook page did not provide information about where the late Nirvana singer allegedly made the prediction, whether during a concert, in an interview, or as part of a television appearance, and noted only that he supposedly uttered it sometime in 1993.
The said post has gone viral since then and comments from Facebook users poured in saying that it was an attempt to lure young voters to vote for Trump while others commented the incorrect spelling of Cobain’s given name as ‘Curt’ rather than ‘Kurt.’
Snopes, a website dedicated to debunking urban legends, internet rumors and conspiracy theories , cited that the Cobain quote was false, having found no basis whatsoever did the late Nirvana singer made such pronouncement.
Additionally, the outlet said that the Trump Train Facebook page frequently publishes click bait articles and debunked conspiracy theories. While it does not specifically speak for the Cobain quote, it does hint at the credibility of the page posting dubious articles.
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