Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke: Peter Gabriel says no to use of his music
In the wake of the Rush Limbaugh-Sandra Fluke controversy, a Peter Gabriel rep posted a message on the British musician’s Facebook page asking that his music no longer be used on Limbaugh’s radio show. Gabriel’s song “Sledgehammer” can be heard playing in the background of Limbaugh’s infamous rant, in which he called the Georgetown student a “slut” and a “prostitute.”
“Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh’s extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke,” the message reads. “It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter’s work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.”
Gabriel follows a number of advertisers on Limbaugh’s program who have pulled out of the show in the wake of the controversy. According to the AP, that list now includes flower delivery service ProFlowers, mortgage lender Quicken Loans, the maker of Sleep Number beds, mattress retailer Sleep Train, software maker Citrix Systems Inc., online data backup service provider Carbonite, online legal document services company LegalZoom, tax help firm Tax Resolution Services Co., and AOL Inc.
KPUA, an AM station in Hilo, Hawaii, has also said it would be dropping Limbaugh’s show immediately.
Limbaugh has since apologized for his choice of words.
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