“It’s alarming to see society devolve.”
Trent Reznor has criticized Donald Trump over his insistence that global warming is false.
Talking to the Daily Beast about his soundtrack for Before The Flood, a new documentary on climate change, the Nine Inch Nails frontman said he was “alarmed” by Trump’s stance.
“[Climate change] being so politicized — and the repulsive climate that’s emerged the last however many years over whether you’re choosing to believe or not in facts — is absurd,” he said.
“In an environment where a Trump can rise to create as much chaos as he has, it’s alarming to see society devolve in a lot of ways. I have my own theories of what’s behind a lot of that—the dumbing-down and anti-intellectualism that’s taking place.”
He added: “How do you even engage in a dialogue when that’s the stance?”
Reznor also explained that though he supports Hillary Clinton “100%”, he initially preferred Bernie Sanders’ “sense of upheaval and revolution”.
“I’m not saying anything that isn’t very obvious here, but that passion and that ignition of feelings — of wow, we could affect change — is the same way I felt before Obama got in. I feel less passionate about Clinton, personally,” he said.