Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie wasn’t pleased his song, “High Hopes” was played during a presidential rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma over the weekend.
Urie took to Twitter to ask the president’s campaign to stop playing the song, however, his tone was a little harsher, “Dear Trump Campaign, F__ you. You’re not invited. Stop playing my song. No thanks! Brendon Urie, Panic! At The Disco & company,” Urie tweeted.
Urie continued speaking to fans saying “Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.” Urie then posted a link to a non-partisan website called HeadCount that according to their website, “uses the power of music to register voters and promote participation in democracy.”
Urie has been a long-time critic of the president calling him “toxic orange” and asking in 2018 during an interview with NME, “Why couldn’t you have just stayed a menial celebrity? We love laughing at you, but not when you’re just breaking our country down, dude.”
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