Queen Criticizes Trump’s Use of ‘We Are the Champions’
Popular rock band Queen blasted Donald Trump on Tuesday for using “We Are The Champions” without the band’s permission.
An unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes – Queen
— Queen (@QueenWillRock) July 19, 2016
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) July 19, 2016
The Hill reports:
The band has previously quarreled with the Trump campaign over using the track. Brian May, the band’s guitarist, similarly said last month that Trump had used it at a rally without permission.
“This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given,” May wrote on his website in June.
“We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue. Regardless of our views on Mr Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool.”
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