Tom Petty’s family condemned the use of the musician’s song at the Trump rally
The relatives of the late vocalist protested against the use of his works in &# 171; hate campaigns&# 187;
The family of late rock musician Tom Petty sent a formal demand to Trump’s campaign headquarters to stop using his songs after Petty’s song was played at a campaign rally..
It’s about using the song «I will not back down» (I won’t back down) at a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday. Hours later, the Petty family posted a statement on social media condemning the use of the song..
«Trump has in no way received permission to use this song to promote a campaign that has forgotten too many Americans and common sense.», – said in a statement.
The family noted that Petty wrote this song in 1989. «for disadvantaged people, for an ordinary person and for everyone».
«We want to make it clear what we believe – everyone is free to vote how they want, think how they want, but the Petty family is against this use», – said in a statement.
The document, signed by the daughters, ex-wife and widow of Petty, says that they sent a formal demand to stop using the musician’s songs in «hate campaigns», what did they call her.