For those of you who missed the Republican National Convention last night - The Orange Overlord Donald Drumpf walked out onto the stage to introduce his wife WWE style (complete with fog machine and back-lighting) to Queen's "We are the Champions."
Well, Queen isn't having it. They tweeted today that the use of the song was against their wishes as seen below:
This is, of course, not the first time Drumpf has used the song without the permission of the band. Back in June, Queen guitarist, astrophysicist, and birthday boy Brian May took to his poorly designed website (OP Note: I'm sorry Brian, but it just ain't cute) to speak out against the Drumpf campaign's use of the band's iconic song:
"This is not an official Queen statement, but I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given. We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue. Regardless of our views on Mr Drumpf’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool. Our music embodies our own dreams and beliefs, but it is for all who care to listen and enjoy."
The word is still out on whether or not Drumpf will continue to use the song at the convention or future appearances. However it is hilarious to this OP that Drumpf and his campaign has decided to use a song written by a queer person of color from Zanzibar (now known as Tanzania) to amp up the geriatrics at the DNC. Source 1 Source 2