Donald Trump’s use of Queen’s classic “We Are The Champions” on Tuesday will not continue, according to the group’s guitarist, Brian May.
Rolling Stone reported that May responded quickly on the band’s website after fans alerted him regarding Trump using the song before giving his victory speech following last night’s uncontested Republican Party primaries.
“We certainly have not approved this use of WATC,” May wrote. “I will make sure we take what steps we can to dissociate ourselves from Donald Trump’s unsavoury campaign.”
May also posted a statement on his website saying that he had received “an avalanche of complaints” regarding Trump.
“I can confirm that permission to use the track was neither sought nor given,” May stated. “We are taking advice on what steps we can take to ensure this use does not continue. Regardless of our views on Mr. Trump’s platform, it has always been against our policy to allow Queen music to be used as a political campaigning tool.”