The band Linkin Park is not too happy with President Trump at the moment. In fact, they want to make sure they are not in association with him to any extent.
On Saturday, July 18th, Trump retweeted a campaign clip which included the 2002 Linkin Park song, “In The End”. The clip was originally shared on Twitter by White House social media director, Dan Scavino.
A few hours later, the clip was removed from Twitter. The post then showed, “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
In response to the incident, a copyright complaint was filed by Machine Stop Entertainment. Machine Stop Entertainment is the management company owned by Linkin Park.
The band made quick moves to share a statement online, writing: “Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.”
This is not the first time the band has gotten involved with the subject of President Trump. In 2017 the band’s frontman Chester Bennington voiced his disapproval of Trump, tweeting, “I repeat….. Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism!! We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in.”
This incident is not an isolated one. Various musical groups have, in the past, publicly disapproved of the use of their music by the Trump campaign. Earlier this month, musician Neil Young stated he was ‘NOT ok’ with Trump playing his music during the White House’s Mount Rushmore event celebrating Independence Day.Recently, the family of Tom Petty also filed a cease and desist notice in regards to the Trump campaign. One of Petty’s songs was played at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the family did not approve.