Ellie Goulding has hit out after her music was used by far right politician Marion Le Pen at a leading convention of conservatives in America.
Le Pen, the niece of French National Front leader Marine Le Pen, spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland yesterday – with her entrance soundtracked by Goulding’s ‘Burn’.
But it has now emerged that Goulding didn’t give permission for the track to be played, and warned the National Front against using her music again.
“I did not give Marine Le Pen permission to use my song at the CPAC.
@MLP_officiel Do not use my music in future”, she wrote.
When contacted by a fan who clarified that it was in fact Marion, and not the National Front leader, Goulding replied: “Same difference x”.
The singer is the latest in a long line of artists who have banned politicians from using their music to promote political causes.
Earlier this month, Imagine Dragons responded after it transpired that their track ‘Whatever It Takes’ was being used in promotional activity by CPAC.
When the use was noted by Mother Jones’ David Corn, the group replied: “Not cool. We are reaching out to get it taken down. Thanks for the heads up.”
Not cool. We are reaching out to get it taken down. Thanks for the heads up.
— Imagine Dragons (@Imaginedragons) February 15, 2018
In 2016, The Rolling Stones also banned Donald Trump from using their music during his Presidential campaign.