"With about a dozen assorted ongoing conflicts in the news everyday, and with the stories becoming more horrific, the level of sadness becomes unbearable," Vedder wrote in the piece, which was published by PearlJam.com on Wednesday. "And what becomes of our planet when that sadness becomes apathy? Because we feel helpless. And we turn our heads and turn the page."
Vedder found himself in hot water after remarks he made onstage in Milton Keynes, England on July 11. During an extended tag after performing Pearl Jam's hit song "Daughter," Vedder extolled the virtues of modern technology before expressing despair over the world's ongoing wars and conflicts. "At the same time that something this positive is happening, at the same f****** time, not even that far away, they're f****** dropping bombs on each other," Vedder said. "What the f****** f***?"
Continued Vedder: "I swear to f****** God, there are people out there who are looking for a reason to kill. They're looking for a reason to go across borders and take over land that doesn't belong to them. They should get the f*** out, and mind their own f******* business."