Donald Trump managed to just make an enemy from beyond the grave after having the gall to come out to Queen’s “We Are The Champions” to introduce his wife Melania.
Humorist Andy Borowitz couldn’t help but notice this maddening occurrence.
That’s right– one of the most openly gay icons was used by a party hell-bent on the destruction of the gay community. But Andy wasn’t the only one troubled. It seems Queen founding member Brian May had sharply criticized Trump recently in an open letter for using their song.
I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given, he wrote. Regardless of our views on Mr Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool.”
Musicians not wanting anything to do with Trump has been an ongoing issue for his campaign since the very beginning. It began with a furious Neil Young who learned after the fact that Trump had used his “Keep on rocking in the Free World” without his permission.
Since then the campaign has at least made an effort to pay the licensing fee or get permission to use the songs of notable musicians, but it appears that’s not the case here. Well, at least with respects to getting permission, which, although not technically required, is still a common courtesy. Courtesy is for losers, apparently.
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