Brendon Urie tells Trump campaign to stop using P!ATD songs at rallies
The Trump campaign has begun visiting cities across the U.S. as the presidential election draws near. On June 23, Donald Trump put on a rally in Phoenix. A particular moment during the event, however, is making Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie not so happy.
During the rally, Donald Trump Jr. walked onstage to "High Hopes." Now, Urie is telling the Trump campaign to stop using Panic! At The Disco songs at their election rallies.
"High Hopes" has been used at political events in the past. Pete Buttigieg’s campaign often played the song during his events as he ran for the Democratic nomination last year.
Shortly following this, Urie quickly took to social media to express his thoughts.
Urie has been outspoken about his thoughts towards Trump over the past few years. In a past interview, he calls Trump a "fucking asshole" who is "encroaching on people's rights."
Following his first tweet, Urie further elaborates on how he really feels about Trump. He also takes the opportunity to encourage people to register to vote and help vote Trump out of office.
"Dear Everyone Else," Urie says. "Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November. Please do your part."HeadCount
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Other artists including Rihanna, the Rolling Stones, Adele and Elton John are among those that have objected to Trump's use of their music in the past. Some have even threatened legal action. Nickelback had their song "Photograph" removed from a Joe Biden meme video that Trump shared on social media.
In 2019, Queen forced the removal of "We Will Rock You" from a video clip Trump tweeted. According to a rep, Queen's music publisher had the song removed after it was used without prior authorization.
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