Four members of Tom Petty’s family came together on Saturday night and issued a statement at his Tulsa campaign rally urging the president to use Rocker’s “I Will Back Down” to hate Petty, saying he would “never want a song he used to promote.” He loved to bring people together. ”
The statement said there was no way Donald Trump could use the song to continue a campaign that left many Americans and common sense behind. Both the late Tom Petty and his family stand firm against racism and discrimination of any kind. ”
The declaration was signed by Adria and Ananakim Petty, his two daughters, as well as his wife Dana Petty and his ex-wife Jane Petty at the time of his death in 2017. They concluded by saying that they would file a ceasefire and prohibition order against the operation.
One of the most enduring songs on Patel’s catalog, “I Won’t Rise,” was played at the Oklahoma Book Center before the president’s appearance at an already low-profile rally.
The survivors wrote in their joint statement, “Tom wrote this song for the underdog, for the common man and for everyone. “We want to make it clear that we believe that everyone can vote as they please, think as they please, but the Petty family does not stand for it. We believe in America and we believe in democracy. But Donald Trump does not represent the noble ideals of both. We will hate for these fans who have been marginalized by this administration thinking we are involved in this use. Together, we have issued a moratorium and a notice of sanctions for Trump’s campaign. ”
The end of Trump’s long and generally polarizing speech was accompanied by the opening article in the Rolling Stones, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” The British group has repeatedly called on Trump’s campaigners to stop using the song, to no avail.
Farrell Williams, R.E.M., Aerosmith, Neil Young, Adele and Village People are among those who have objected to Trump’s use of music in public.