Neil Young is still upset that President Trump is using his music.
The elderly Canadian rock singer went to Twitter later Friday to condemn the use of his song “Rock in the Free World” at the Trump rally in Mount Rushmore.
“I can’t accept…”, young Said in a tweet. “I stand with Lakota Sioux, which is wrong for me”
Although the rally attracted tens of thousands of supporters, the iconic American monument has been criticized by activists in recent days, and the activists condemned the site as an offense to others-echoing criticism.
Nick Tilsen, chairman of the Oglala Lakota tribe and nonprofit NDN Collective, said: “Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy and is still active and structured in today’s society. Symbol of racism.” “It is unjust to take the initiative to steal the land of indigenous peoples and then carve the white faces of conquerors who committed genocide.”
Trump’s musical tastes are eclectic. As we all know, there are characters from the Rolling Stones and “Phantom of the Opera” at his rally.
This is not the first time Young has complained about unauthorized use of his jam. Trump used the same song in a historic speech in New York City in 2015, when he first announced his candidacy for president.
“At the time, Donald Trump was not authorized to use “rock” in the “Free World” in the nomination of the presidential candidate,” a representative of Young said. “Canadian citizen Neil Young is a supporter of Bernie Sanders’ support for the President of the United States.”