Yahoo Entertainment reports:
Linkin Park fans were furious Saturday, when President Trump retweeted a fan-made re-election campaign ad that used the alternative rock band’s music — noting that late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington was vehemently anti-Trump and had believed that the president was “a greater threat to the USA than terrorism.”
The controversial two-minute video in question — which had been tweeted a day earlier by White House social media director Dan Scavino — mashed up a cover by Fleurie and Jung Youth of Linkin Park’s 2002 hit “In the End” with audio from Trump’s 2017 inaugural address, and depicted Joe Biden as a member of the “Washington elite.”
The original Linkin Park clip below has over one billion plays on YouTube.
As Trump violates copyrights of using Linkin Park’s music… Here is a reminder how Chester felt about the current man in office pic.twitter.com/DOSoeiKMrW
— John “Wear a frickin MASK” Dotson (@DRockDot) July 18, 2020
Linkin Park did not and does not endorse Trump, nor authorize his organization to use any of our music. A cease and desist has been issued.
— LINKIN PARK (@linkinpark) July 19, 2020