By Jeremy Kinser
Originally published on Advocate.com January 13 2012 7:39 PM ET
Iconic entertainer Cyndi Lauper, whose song "True Colors" has become synonymous with the advancement of LGBT equality, is unhappy about its unauthorized use in a negative political campaign ad.
Lauper has released a statement, saying: "Yesterday, I learned that my version of 'True Colors' was used in a negative political ad focused on Mitt Romney without my knowledge and approval.
While I am in no way a fan of Mitt Romney, my music is meant to lift people up, especially 'True Colors.' The song has been a tremendous source of healing and acceptance for so many people and for it to be used in such a negative way dishonors its history and intention.
I am a huge supporter of President Obama and his re-election, but I have let the responsible party know how disappointed I am the song was used and asked that it be removed from the ad."