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Rage Against the Machine became a top ten trending topic in the United States on Twitter today (May 13) for quite literally being themselves.

The band shared on Twitter, “The violence and atrocities we are witnessing in Sheikh Jarrah, the Al Aqsa compound and Gaza are a continuation of decades of Israel’s brutal apartheid and violent occupation of Palestine. We stand with the Palestinian people as they resist this colonial terror in all its forms.” They followed that tweet up with, “Awaiting the ‘stay out of politics’ and ‘stick to music.'”

Fortunately, they didn’t have to wait too long. Notably, journalist Eve Barlow tweeted, “Dear: Halsey. SZA. Susan Sarandon. DJ Khaled. Cara Delevingne. Kelly Rowland. Dua Lipa. Rage Against The Machine. The Weeknd. Mia Farrow. Mark Rufallo. Trevor Noah. Diplo. Viola Davis. Zayne Malik. etc etc etc. We keep the receipts.” (Barlow has since set her Twitter account to private.)

Barlow’s tweet and other reactions have helped unleash a flurry of responses pointing out how it shouldn’t be surprising RATM had a stance on the latest conflict between Isreal and Palestine, which is similar to when Twitter repeatedly dunked on someone in June 2020 who was upset about Tom Morello being vocal about various political topics.

Rage Against the Machine’s Twitter account even retweeted someone who wrote, “Dying because Rage Against the Machine posted a message in support of Palestine and people are telling them to stay out of politics and calling them woke. WHAT DID YOU THINK THE MACHINE WAS a f—ing washer dryer??”

Here is just a selection of the best tweets pointing out how ridiculous it is to be mad about Rage Against the Machine raging against the machine.

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.