Eddie Vedder Criticizes Harrison Butker Over Comments About Women


Pearl Jam’s lead singer, Eddie Vedder, used his concert at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to criticize Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker for his commencement speech at Benedictine College.

“That’s some good men and good women making up a great band,” Vedder said on Saturday as he praised his opening act band, Deep Sea Diver.

He continued, “The singer, Jessica, and the keyboard player, Patti, they must not have believed that ‘diabolical lie’ that women should take pride in taking a back seat to their man.”

Vedder kept talking to the crowd while holding a guitar, taking direct aim at Butker and his commencement speech.

“The irony was that this football player — well, kicker … you see, the kicker doesn’t have the pads because he doesn’t tackle anybody or get tackled. But he started telling men, ‘Don’t forget to puff up your chest and be more masculine. Don’t lose your masculinity,'” the rock star said.

The singer tore further into the football star, saying, “The irony was that when he was saying that, he looked like such a f***ing p****.”

The crowd burst into applause.

“There’s nothing more masculine than a strong man supporting a strong woman. People of quality do not fear equality,” he said.

Butker raised the ire of critics and praise from devout Catholics in his recent commencement speech that made comments about Pride Month, gender ideology, and President Joe Biden’s stance on abortion, along with praising his homemaker wife.

“Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but 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. I can tell you that my beautiful wife, Isabelle, would be the first to say that her life truly started when she began living her vocation as a wife and as a mother,” he said in a May 11 address at Benedictine College, a small Catholic college in Kansas.

“I’m on this stage today and able to be the man I am because I have a wife who leans into her vocation. I’m beyond blessed with the many talents God has given me,” he continued. “But it cannot be overstated that all of my success is made possible because a girl I met in band class back in middle school would convert to the faith, become my wife, and embrace one of the most important titles of all: homemaker.”

Heather Hunter
Heather Hunter
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