Adele has released a statement through her spokesperson denouncing Donald Trump’s use of her songs to amp up the crowd at his gathering-of-the-racists rallies.
The Republican, whom the world dreads may one day be president, has been using Adele’s tracks Rolling in the Deep and Skyfall. However, Adele’s rep has gone on record for The Independent saying that: “Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
It is a fairly welcome trend amongst musicians to not allow their songs to be used for the purpose of whipping up a roomful of mouth-frothing bigots into a frenzy. Last year, Frankie Sullivan, co-writer of Eye of the Tiger, slammed the use of the hit song to introduce well documented homophobe, Kim Davis, at another presidential hopeful’s idiot gathering.
Donald Trump has also been called out by other artists for using their music. Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler has asked for Dream On to not be used in any of Donald Trump’s events, and perhaps most notably REM frontman, Michael Stipe, released a statement after the bands song, It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine), was used without a hint of irony during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, stating: “Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you – you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
Donald Trump will most likely cry some tears into his unconvincing hair piece after hearing the news, being a self-confessed fan of the Hello singer, and attending her concert in New York City last year.