Brendon Urie is the latest musician to lambast U.S. President Donald Trump for using his music during his presidential campaign run.
On Tuesday, June 23rd, President Donald Trump hosted his second campaign event since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Phoenix, Arizona.
Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was amongst the announced guest speakers. Ahead of his speech, the businessman/reality tv star/what does Donald Trump Jr. do apart from look like a sleazebag? entered the stage to Panic! At The Disco’s chart-dominating hit ‘High Hopes’.
Donald Trump, Jr. takes the stage in Phoenix, Arizona, to “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco, further proof I will never escape “High Hopes” by Panic! At the Disco. pic.twitter.com/YzobIH7UZl
— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) June 23, 2020
This might be the first time in my life I’ve ever grimaced when hearing a Panic! At The Disco song. It is criminal that something so good be used for such chaotic evil.
The use of ‘High Hopes’ didn’t sit well with Brendon Urie, who took to Twitter to criticise the campaign for using his song. “Dear Trump Campaign,” he wrote. “Fuck you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song.”
Dear Trump Campaign,
Fuck you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song.
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Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco & company.
— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) June 24, 2020
Urie is the second musician this month to hit out at the president and his cronies for using their music whilst campaigning.
Earlier this month, Victor Willis, the frontman of disco greats the Village People, requested that Donald Trump refrain from playing their music as his rallies.
The musician took to Facebook to demand that Trump stop featuring the band’s songs ‘Y.M.C.A.’ and ‘Macho Man’, after the president deployed law enforcement officers to clear peaceful protesters from Lafayette square using tear gas, batons and explosive devices to make way for a photo opportunity in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church.