Queen has no time for losers.
After President Donald Trump posted a campaign video on Twitter that played the entirety of “We Will Rock You,” the rock group issued a takedown notice, and the social media giant complied.
So now Trump’s tweet looks like this.
BuzzFeed News reporter Adam B. Vary reported such a thing would happen, calling representatives for the band immediately after the video appeared. “A rep for Queen told me tonight that the band ‘has already entered into a process to call for non use of Queen song copyrights by the Trump campaign. This is ongoing,’” Vary wrote on Twitter.
Queen was cofounded and fronted by the LGBTQ icon Freddie Mercury, whose singing could be heard on the video of Trump supporters rallying behind the homophobic president.
Indeed, publishers for Queen’s catalog told BuzzFeed they have been trying to stop other unauthorized use of the band’s music by the Trump campaign.
For those keeping track, that’s twice in a week Trump has seen his Twitter posts gutted at the request of rock musicians. Nickelback demanded a video that included an edited clip from its “Photograph” video be taken down.