Band issued a rare joint statement
The White Stripes have reunited to publicly condemn Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The band’s song ‘Seven Nation Army’ was used in a promotional video for Donald Trump, which led Jack and Meg White to issue a rare joint statement.
Speaking in a statement issued through Third Man Records, the band said: “Regarding the use of ‘Seven Nation Army’ in a Donald Trump campaign video, The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video. They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.”
It’s unclear exactly which ad The White Stripes are referencing; a fan-made video soundtracked by ‘Seven Nation Army’ went viral over the summer, but it was not made by Trump’s campaign.
Other artists have also condemned Donald Trump; most recently, ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters slammed Donald Trump at a Mexico concert whilst Green Day changed their lyrics to ‘Holiday’ to slam ‘white supremacist’ Donald Trump.
Alec Baldwin and Margot Robbie recently imitated Donald Trump and Ivanka Trump on ‘SNL’ during its season 42 premiere.
Suicide Squad star Margot Robbie hosted the long-running NBC variety show and impersonated Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump for a Celebrity Family Feud comedy sketch which also starred Larry David as Bernie Sanders.