Tom Petty’s family sends Cease and Desist to Trump

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Well, looks like Donald Trump will have to back down. The family of rock star Tom Petty has sent the President’s re-election campaign a cease and desist request over what is is labeling an unauthorized use of the late singer’s “I Won’t Back Down” during the president’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

“Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind,” the family said in a statement posted on the late singer’s Twitter account. “Both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind. Tom Petty would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate. He liked to bring people together.”

The tweet, signed by Adria, Annakim, Dana and Jane Petty, went on to say, “Tom wrote the song for the underdog, for the common man, and for EVERYONE. We want to make it clear that we believe everyone is free to vote as they like, think as they like, but the Petty family doesn’t stand for this. We believe in America and we believe in democracy. But Donald Trump is not representing the noble ideals of either. We would hate for fans that are marginalized by this administration to think we were complicit in this usage.”

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Petty, who died in 2017 of an accidental overdose of pain medications, first released the song in 1989.

SOURCE: Twitter