Veteran rocker John Fogerty has change into the newest star to ship Donald Trump‘s marketing campaign managers a stop and desist discover over their use of his songs on the President’s re-election rallies.
The former Creedence Clearwater Revival star is appalled his music “Fortunate Son” is getting used at marketing campaign occasions and he needs it to cease.
“I object to the President utilizing my music ‘Fortunate Son’ in any method for his marketing campaign,” Fogerty tweeted. “He is utilizing my phrases and my voice to painting a message that I don’t endorse. Therefore, I’m issuing a stop and desist order.”
The singer added, “I wrote this music as a result of, as a veteran, I used to be disgusted that some individuals have been allowed to be excluded from serving our nation as a result of they’d entry to political and monetary privilege. I additionally wrote about rich individuals not paying their fair proportion of taxes. Mr. Trump is a major instance of each of these points.”
“The undeniable fact that Mr. Trump additionally followers the flames of hatred, racism and worry whereas rewriting current historical past, is much more cause to be concerned by his use of my music.”
John Fogerty introduced that he’s issuing a stop and desist order to Donald Trump’s marketing campaign.
In the stop and desist letter, obtained by Rolling Stone, the rocker’s legal professionals declare the use of “Fortunate Son” on the rallies and marketing campaign occasions is “prone to trigger confusion, mistake and deceive the general public as to the affiliation, connection, sponsorship or affiliation of President Trump by or with John Fogerty”.
“We subsequently demand that you simply expeditiously abstain from taking part in ‘Fortunate Son’ or every other music written by or linked with John Fogerty at any political marketing campaign rallies or occasions, and promptly notify us that the demand has been met. This matter is of nice significance to our shopper, and we sit up for your immediate motion.”
Fogerty’s motion comes days after legal professionals representing Phil Collins confirmed they’d fired off a stop and desist letter to Trump’s marketing campaign chiefs in an effort to cease them utilizing his hit “In the Air Tonight” at political occasions.
The two rockers be a part of the likes of Neil Young, Dexys Midnight Runners, Panic At the Disco, The Rolling Stones, Linkin Park, and the property of Tom Petty amongst those that have urged the President and his workforce to cease utilizing their music at re-election marketing campaign rallies.