The White Stripes are to take “strong action” against the US Air Force after a re-recorded version of their 2002 hit ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ was used on a promotional advert aired during Sunday’s (February 7) Super Bowl.
Via a message on Whitestripes.com, Jack and Meg White lambasted the US Air Force for using their song to support the war in Afghanistan, and said they believe the track was “re-recorded and used without permission”.
“The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserve presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support,” they said.
They added, “The White Stripes support this nation’s military, at home and during times when our country needs and depends on them. We simply don’t want to be a cog in the wheel of the current conflict, and hope for a safe and speedy return home for our troops.”
The post was headed by The White Stripes‘ official video to ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’, along with a link to view the US Air Force‘s advert featuring the song. It concluded by saying that the band and their management aim to take action against the US Air Force.