Apparently Adele is no fan of the Donald playing her music at his campaign rallies. Playing Adkin’s Academy Award-winning rendition of “Skyfall” and “Rolling in the Deep,” the billionaire mogul has used the music to fire up support and emotion as the Iowa caucuses are underway.
In a statement to CNN, the British singer’s spokesperson said, “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” and replied, “No further comment,” when asked if they requested Trump to stop playing the tracks at rallies. Trump has reportedly stopped playing her songs at his rallies.
Adele also brought the hammer down on Republican candidate, Mike Huckabee, who parodied her famous “Hello” music video, forcing the mock-up to be muted, citing audio rights violations. Huckabee was sued last summer over using Frankie Miller’s 1980s hit ballad “Eye of the Tiger” at a Kim Davis rally.
And Adele isn’t the only artist to demand Trump stop using their music. Aerosmith lead singer, Steven Tyler, has also called on the Donald to stop using his songs during campaign events, even signing a cease-and-desist letter stating that at no time did Trump or his campaign ask for permission.
If it’s any consolation, the chances of Adele backing Donald Trump are slim-to-none, as the British entertainer has labeled herself as a “Labour girl,” the social Democratic party of the United Kingdom, a feminist, and a supporter of LGBT rights. Donald Trump, on the other hand, is anti-all those things.
Good for Adele for not letting her incredible music go to waste at Trump rallies. Associating oneself with the likes of Donald Trump is a sure way to lose support and prestige. Some artists are sellouts, but not Adele; and certainly not Aerosmith.
If only the American people could tune out Trump the way Adele did. A bestselling album and shooting down the Donald? Adele rocks!
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