Joey Kramer Says Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Meeting President Obama Is ‘Not Representative of Aerosmith’
After getting wind of Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Joe Perry meeting President Barack Obama, Joey Kramer took exception to the band publicizing it via social media. The drummer seemingly wanted to make it clear that his bandmates’ did not speak for him.
“This is not representative of Aerosmith!’ Kramer wrote, while linking to the band’s official tweet about the encounter, which has since been deleted. He then responded to two people who criticized his comment. “Everyone has their right to their opinion. It’s called democracy & I support that,” he wrote to one. Another looked to suggest that Kramer’s political views should affect his coffee brand. “I didn’t make anything clear,” he clarified, “I don’t support anyone speaking for me!”
A little later, he added, “I’m not saying who I support!,” while repeating, “I don’t support anyone speaking for me!” While the majority of Kramer’s tweets are about either his Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee line or related to Aerosmith’s touring, he recently retweeted a few critics of the Affordable Care Act, which is commonly known as Obamacare.
On Friday (Oct. 28), a private plane carrying Tyler and Perry back from Aerosmith’s South American tour landed in Orlando, Fla., at roughly the same time as Obama. The president invited the musicians onto Air Force One, where they chatted for a few minutes. Despite having long self-identified as an “old-school Republican,” Perry said, “He’s pretty amazing, you know?” about the president. “Sitting there with the Commander-in-Chief and leader of the free world… it was really cool.”
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