“you sad, attention grabbing, power-hungry little men...”
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Donald Trump and Ted Cruz may have thought it was a good idea to play R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at a Tea Party rally on Wednesday, but the band had a very different opinion about the song choice.
“Go fuck yourselves, the lot of you—you sad, attention grabbing, power-hungry little men,” said R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe via bassist Mike Mill’ s Twitter page on Wednesday. “Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.”
Mills shared his own thoughts on Trump via Twitter as well, “Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him.”
The band went on to make a joint statement on their Facebook page in an attempt to bring the matter to a close and stop diverting attention from more important issues.
You can find a brief history of political misuse of pop music here.