The family of late singer-songwriter Tom Petty decried Donald Trump ’s use of “I Won’t Back Down” at his Tulsa rally Saturday, Sending a cease-and-desist notice to the president’s campaign.
In a tweet on Saturday night, Family members of Tom Petty [his daughters Adria and Annakim, widow Dana, and ex-wife Jane Petty], shared To acquit themselves and tom from racism and discrimination, and to make it clear for their fans.
The family twitted :“ Trump Was in no way authorized to use this song to further, a campaign, that leaves too many Americans and common sense behind, both the late Tom Petty and his family firmly stand against racism and discrimination of any kind.”petty’s family continued: “Tom would never want a song of his used for a campaign of hate, he liked to bring people together.”
— Tom Petty (@tompetty) June 21, 2020
Tom’s family declared their support for America and for democracy, but said “Donald Trump is not representing the noble ideals of either, we would hate for fans. That are marginalised by this administration, to think we were complicit in this usage.”
“Concurrently, we have issued an official cease and desist notice to the Trump campaign.”
That being said, a number of other musicians have been vocal about not wanting President Trump or other American politicians to use their songs at related events including Rihanna and Elton John.