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Adam Lambert slams Donald Trump for using Queen song at Republican convention

By Fabio Crispim

Donald Trump and the Republican Party chose to use Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ during the first day of their anti-LGBT convention.

Trump appeared on the convention stage amid smoke as Queen’s hit played.

Adam Lambert has been touring recently with Queen while acting as their lead singer and, on Tuesday, took to Twitter to voice his unhappiness.

The tweet featured a picture of Freddie Mercury, Queen’s late lead singer, and reads:

“If your political party spends decades treating gay people as second-class citizens, guess what: You don’t get to use Freddie Mercury’s music at your convention.”

Queen’s twitter account also voiced their disapproval of using the song and stated that Trump was unauthorised to use the song.

The twitter account wrote, “An unauthorised use at the Republican Convention against our wishes.”

According to the Huffington Post

, Brian May also spoke out on about Trump’s choice of song on his own personal website. He wrote:

“We certainly have not approved this use of WATC – I will make sure we take what steps we can to dissociate ourselves from Donald Trump’s unsavoury campaign.”

This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has used songs without authorisation.

Trump played Adele’s ‘Rolling In The Deep’ at an Oklahoma rally in February  and in October last year, Aerosmith’s lead vocalist Steven Tyler demanded that Trump would stop using his song, ‘Dream On’ at campaign events.

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