The exhaustingly long history of art-averse political figures missing the point of musical expression entirely continues in 2020 with the Trump campaign's use of the Panic! at the Disco hit "High Hopes."
In case you missed it, and hopefully you did, the Trump team used the 2018 Pray for the Wicked single at a recent gathering of dumbfucks in Phoenix:
i think anyone who has ever listened to a panic! at the disco song or is truly punk or pop will agree that we don’t feel represented by this man and therefore should not be using high hopes. panic team, do something. pic.twitter.com/mtHaCRDIFH— mia ✦ ♕ ♡ (@VlCESSWlFT) June 24, 2020
On Tuesday night, Urie issued a swift response to this act of nonsense, complete with a hearty "fuck you" and an urge to fans to ensure they're all set to vote against the sustained dumpster fire later this year.
"Stop playing my song … Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for," Urie said. "The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November."
Dear Everyone Else,— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) June 24, 2020
Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.
Please do your part: https://t.co/JX8GynZduq
As anyone who's even vaguely familiar with the Panic catalog already knows, Urie has been critical of Trumpism and related fuckeries for years. In a 2018 interview with NME, for example, he expressed his desire that the "toxic orange" POTUS had instead chosen to maintain his life as a celebrity of "menial" stature.
And unlike Trump, Urie is actually capable of filling arenas.
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