Shortly after Mr. Trump took office, Chester Bennington, the former lead singer of Linkin Park who died by suicide in 2017, tweeted that the president was “a greater threat to the United States than terrorism. “, Adding” that we must take back our voices. and stand up for what we believe in. ”The version of “In The End” used in the video was a cover featuring Jung Youth, who expressed unhappiness at being featured in the video on Saturday night.
“Earlier today, I discovered that Trump had illegally used a cover that I am part of in a propaganda video that he tweeted … anyone who knows me knows that I am firmly opposed to bigotry and racism,” said tweeted the artist. “Lots of love to all the members of the Twitter community who helped remove the video fr !! ”
Linkin Park is far from the first group to challenge Mr. Trump’s use of their music. Earlier this month, Neil Young objected to Mr. Trump playing many of his songs at a July 4 event at Mount Rushmore.
“I’m in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux and it doesn’t suit me,” Young tweeted.
After Mr. Trump played Tom Petty’s “I will not back down” at a campaign rally in June in Tulsa, the family of the late singer also issued a cease and desist letter. Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler also took issue with the president for using the band’s music at rallies.
REM, the Prince Estate, Adele and other musicians also objected to their songs being used to support the president.