Punk Band Demands Scott Walker Stop Using Their Music: ‘We Literally Hate You’ (SCREENSHOTS/VIDEO)


Scott Walker apparently didn’t get the memo after punk band the Dropkick Murphys demanded in 2012 that “crony of anti-union Governor Scott Walker,” Republican former Wisconsin Senate candidate Jeff Fitzgerald, stop using their cover of a Woody Guthrie song, ”I’m Shipping Up to Boston,” as his introduction music.

The band called out Fitzgerald after he took the stage to the tune:

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We just got word that Wisconsin State Rep and Speaker of the State Assembly Jeff Fitzgerald used "Shipping Up To Boston" as his walk-on song yesterday at the Wisconsin GOP Convention in Green Bay.  The stupidity and irony of this is laughable. A Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate - and crony of anti-Union Governor Scott Walker - using a Dropkick Murphys song as an intro is like a white supremacist coming out to gangsta rap!  Fitzgerald: if you and your staff can't even figure out your music you might wanna give up on the politics!!!!!  We stand beside our Union and Labor brothers and sisters and their families in Wisconsin and all over the U.S!

We just got word that Wisconsin State Rep and Speaker of the State Assembly Jeff Fitzgerald used “Shipping Up To Boston” as his walk-on song yesterday at the Wisconsin GOP Convention in Green Bay. The stupidity and irony of this is laughable. A Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate – and crony of anti-Union Governor Scott Walker – using a Dropkick Murphys song as an intro is like a white supremacist coming out to gangsta rap! Fitzgerald: if you and your staff can’t even figure out your music you might wanna give up on the politics!!!!! We stand beside our Union and Labor brothers and sisters and their families in Wisconsin and all over the U.S!

Though the band was very clear that they do not support Walker or his agenda, the Wisconsin governor took the stage at Steve King’s idiot convention, the Iowa Freedom Summit, with the song playing in the background — apparently unaware of the band’s strongly pro-union stance.

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Upon learning of this, the band felt obligated to speak out, letting Walker know (again) how they feel about him:

@ScottWalker @GovWalker please stop using our music in any way...we literally hate you !!! Love, Dropkick Murphys

@ScottWalker @GovWalker please stop using our music in any way…we literally hate you !!! Love, Dropkick Murphys

Right-wing extremist Bill Kristol responded by asking if the band, which is one of the most popular in its genre, really exists:

Just curious. Do the @DropkickMurphys really exist?

Just curious. Do the @DropkickMurphys really exist?

Twitter responded to Kristol’s incredibly stupid question hilariously:

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Watch Walker’s ridiculous speech below, shortly after he entered to the music of a strongly pro-union punk band:

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Had Walker actually listened to their music, he would know that the band performs songs like this:

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Embarrassing.

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