Pansexual star Brendon Urie demands Trump stop using Panic! at the Disco music at his campaign rallies

Patrick Kelleher June 24, 2020
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Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie has slammed Donald Trump for using his band’s song “High Hopes” at a campaign rally.

Trump walked out on stage yesterday (23 June) at a campaign event in Arizona with the song blaring in the background.

But it’s safe to say that Urie was not impressed.

“Dear Trump campaign, f**k you,” the pansexual singer-songwriter tweeted. “You’re not invited. Stop playing my song.”

Brendon Urie says Donald Trump ‘represents nothing we stand for’.

In a follow-up tweet, he added: “Dear everyone else, Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.”

He urged fans to do their part in voting Trump out of office and shared a link to Headcount, an organisation that registers people to vote at concerts and cultural events.

PinkNews has contacted the Trump campaign for comment.

Donald Trump has been told to stop using songs by a whole host of artists.

This is not the first time Trump has fallen foul of artists who do not want their music associated with him.

Just days ago, the family of Tom Petty lashed out at the president for using his 1989 song “I Won’t Back Down” after it was played at his Tulsa campaign rally.

Dear Trump campaign, f**k you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song.

In a statement, the family said Trump “was in no way authorised” to use the song and said the Trump administration had left “too many Americans and common sense behind”.

They also said they had issued a cease and desist order to the Trump administration.

“Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together,” they added.

Elton John once called Trump a ‘barbarian’.

Trump has previously been told by Elton John, Adele, Neil Young, Rihanna, Axl Rose and others to stop using their songs at campaign rallies.

In 2016, Elton slammed Trump for using “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer” at campaign events.

Speaking at the time, Elton’s publicist said: “Elton’s music has not been requested for use in any official capacity by Donald Trump.

“Any use of his music should not be seen as an endorsement of Donald Trump by Elton.”

Elton, who once called Trump a “barbarian”, was later invited to perform at Trump’s inauguration ceremony but flatly refused.





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