Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie has long been vocal for his blatant distaste for Donald Trump. In a 2018 interview with NME, the lead vocalist had titled the current U.S. president as “toxic orange” and a “menial” celebrity. Perhaps in defiance of the singer, Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign team continue to use global hit ‘High Hopes’ for its rallies and at a recent gathering in Phoenix, the team used 2018 track ‘Pray for the Wicked’, also from the Panic! At The Disco catalogue.
One fan of the punk-pop group posted a video to Twitter, pleading to the Panic! team, “Do something.”
i think anyone who has ever listened to a panic! at the disco song or is truly punk or pop will agree that we don’t feel represented by this man and therefore should not be using high hopes. panic team, do something. pic.twitter.com/mtHaCRDIFH
— mia ✦ ♕ ♡ (@VlCESSWlFT) June 24, 2020
In a speedy response, Brendon Urie took to Twitter and once again condemned the Trump campaign for use of his song.
“Stop playing my song … Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for,” Urie said. “The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November. Dear Everyone Else, Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.”
Dear Everyone Else,
Donald Trump represents nothing we stand for. The highest hope we have is voting this monster out in November.
Please do your part: https://t.co/JX8GynZduq
— Brendon Urie (@brendonurie) June 24, 2020
Stay tuned for any further developments. Urie remains the only original member of Panic! At The Disco.