Late Tom Petty’s family came to know that President Trump has used his song during the campaign in Tulsa this week.
Tom Petty‘s family has sent a cease-and-desist notice to the Donald Trump campaign.
Here’s the statement from Tom petty’s family:
“Trump was in no way authorized to use this song to further a campaign that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind,” Petty‘s estate and rights holders — daughters Adria and Annakim, ex-wife Jane and widow Dana — said in a statement posted on social media.
“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.
“Tom wrote this 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.”