Neil Young to Donald Trump: 'F--- you'

Neil Young Not A Fan Of Donald Trump


Neil Youngwants to settle this once and for all: he doesn't support Donald Trump and he insisted the Republican presidential candidate stop playing his music at campaign rallies. And if doesn't get through, he's issued a "f--- you, Donald Trump" just to be sure.

The veteran Canadian rocker has made his thoughts crystal clear on the American businessman and politician, while removing any doubt over his own political leanings.

Young was chastised byDavid Crosby after Reuters last month published an article which claimed Young was fine with Trump using his music. "He actually got a license to use it," Young was quoted as saying. "I mean, he said he did and I believe him. So I got nothing against him. You know, once the music goes out, everybody can use it for anything."

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That's not how it went down, says Young.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 20: Pegi Young and Neil Young (L-R) perform at the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 20, 2012 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/WireImage)
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - OCTOBER 20: Pegi Young (L) and Neil Young perform with Native Americans as part of the 26th Annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on October 20, 2012 in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Neil Young (L) and Pegi Young arrive at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)
HARTFORD, CT - SEPTEMBER 22: Neil Young + Promise of the Real perform during Farm Aid 2018 at Xfinity Theatre on September 22, 2018 in Hartford, Connecticut. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Columbia - October 12: Singer/Songwriter Neil Young backstage during Farm Aid 1996 hosted by Hootie & the Blowfish at William - Brice Stadium on the campus of USC in Columbia South Carolina October 12, 1996. (Photo By Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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SANTA MONICA, CA. - NOVEMBER 3, 2014: Neil Young is interviewed during the opening of a show of Neil Young's art, watercolors and prints of iconic automobiles at the Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamont Station Arts Center in Santa Monica on November 3, 2014. (Photo by Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)
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"When I discovered that the candidate first used my song at his campaign launch , my management called his office and immediately requested he stop. We thought he had. But now, unfortunately, I understand he is still using it," Young writes in a Facebook post.

"Though there is a considerable legal difference between obtaining music rights for commercial use and obtaining a license agreement for public venues (When licensing music for public events - artists permission is not required) I believe using an artists work for a specific politicians campaign represents 'implied consent,'" he adds.

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Young, an outspoken supporter of Bernie Sanders, took a swipe at Reuters for "purposely misleading" its readers. And for good measure, he reiterates that he doesn't "endorse hate, bigotry, childish name calling, the superficiality of celebrity or ignorance."

Young makes his point without ambiguity in a video attached to the bottom of the message. In it, Young blasts a few lines of "Rockin' in the Free World" and hollers into the mic, "F--- you, Donald Trump." See Young's Facebook post below.


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