Ke$ha‘s track ‘Die Young’ has been pulled from a number of radio stations in North America, following last week’s shooting at a primary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
TMZ reports that on Friday last week – the day of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 26 dead – Ke$ha’s current single reached 167 million listeners across the United States via radio airplay.
However, on Saturday this dropped by three million and then by 19 million yesterday (December 17), showing that radio stations were no longer including the track on their playlists.
TMZ quotes a ‘music expect’, who states that the last time a song fell from the airplay charts this quickly was when country band the Dixie Chicks insulted former US President George Bush Jr.
Moby is one of a host of celebrities to call for a change in gun control laws in the US following the massacre. He took to Twitter to write:
if stricter gun control saves even one child's life isn't it worth it?
— moby XⓋX (@thelittleidiot) December 16, 2012