Linkin Park have filed a cease and desist against Donald Trump over the use of In The End in a campaign video, shared by the president’s team to Twitter on 18 July.
The video post, which now displays the message, “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner”, was originally shared by Dan Scavino, the White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications and Director of Social Media. It featured a cover of the Linkin Park song as performed by artists Fleurie and Jung Youth.
— Dan Scavino (@DanScavino) July 17, 2020
Yesterday (19 July), the band took to Twitter to share a statement on the media takedown, it wrote: “Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorise his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.”
Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 19, 2020
In 2017, late singer Chester Bennington took to Twitter to voice his opinions on Donald Trump, writing “Trump is a greater threat to the USA than terrorism!! We have to take back our voices and stand for what we believe in.”
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