The Canadian singer has accused the press, notably Reuters, of creating “titillating’ and “purposely misleading” headlines. To counter this, Young has produced his own headline: “YOUNG CONTINUES TO DENY TRUMP PERMISSION TO USE HIS MUSIC”.
He accompanied this with a video of him playing live and shouting “Fuck you Donal Trump” into the mic. Young then goes on to write: “When I discovered that the candidate first used my song at his campaign launch , my management called his office and immediately requested he stop. We thought he had. But now, unfortunately, I understand he is still using it.”
“After we asked him to stop using my music,” Young continues, “he began hurling insults and then immediately released a photo to the media (again without my permission) to further mislead the public … I still support the issue focused, straight shooter Bernie Sanders, in my opinion, the best person for the job, hands down.
“For those who only read headlines – don’t just listen to the chorus, listen to the verses.”
Read Young’s post in full below:
After Donald Trump walked out to Young’s song ‘Rockin’ In The Free World’ last year, Young issued a cease and desist against the Republican nominee.
Young then backtracked, saying: “Once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything.
“The fact that I said I was for Bernie Sanders and then [Trump] didn’t ask me to use ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’ doesn’t mean that he can’t use it. He actually got a license to use it. I mean, he said he did and I believe him. So I got nothing against him.”