Add Adele to the long, long list of musicians who have called out Donald Trump for using their music without permission. After Aerosmith told Trump to quit using their songs at rallies, Trump switched to tracks like “Skyfall” and “Rolling in the Deep.” However, he won’t be using it for much longer.
According to the Independent, the current leader for the GOP nomination doesn’t have permission to use Adele songs at campaign events. The UK newspaper contacted Adele’s camp, who had this to say:
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
It’s no “go f*ck yourselves,” but it will do. With that dry response, we have to wonder how Adele would feel if she saw Mike Huckabee’s batsh*t and cringeworthy cover of “Hello.” If Adele’s serious about stopping Trump (as we all should be, in our own small way), then she can take a page from our guide to getting politicians to stop using your music.
Of course, the vote from a small, non-representative state that tends to determine the rest of the election cycle for reasons unknown is today. So, it might be too late to prevent any Adele association bump in Trump’s polling numbers.