The property of late rocker Tom Petty mentioned it was “exploring all of our authorized choices” after failed Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake used his 1989 anthem “I Gained’t Again Down” in a video this week.
“The Tom Petty property and our companions had been shocked to seek out out that Tom’s tune ‘I Gained’t Again Down’ was stolen and used with out permission or a license to advertise Kari Lake’s failed marketing campaign,” the property wrote on Twitter late Thursday.
Watch Lake’s video right here:
“That is unlawful,” it added. “We’re exploring all of our authorized choices to cease this unauthorized use and to ban future misappropriations of Tom’s beloved anthem. Thanks to all the followers who introduced this to our consideration and who assist us shield his legacy day-after-day.”
Former native information anchor Lake misplaced the race for governor of Arizona to Democratic rival Katie Hobbs. However, up to now, she has refused to concede. As an alternative, Lake has taken pages from Donald Trump’s playbook by questioning the outcome and baselessly suggesting voter fraud.
Trump endorsed Lake and she or he has been some of the high-profile promoters of his 2020 election conspiracy theories.
The property of Petty, who died of an unintended drug overdose aged 66 in 2017, launched a equally scathing response when then-President Trump used the identical tune throughout his underwhelming June 2020 return to the marketing campaign path in Tulsa, Oklahoma, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“Trump was on no account licensed to make use of this tune to additional a marketing campaign that leaves too many People and customary sense behind,” the property mentioned.
“Each the late Tom Petty and his household firmly stand in opposition to racism and discrimination of any sort,” it continued. “Tom Petty would by no means desire a tune of his used for a marketing campaign of hate. He likes to carry folks collectively.”
“We consider in America and we consider in democracy. However Donald Trump just isn’t representing the noble concepts of both,” Petty’s property added. “We’d hate for followers who’ve been marginalized by this administration to suppose we had been complicit on this utilization.”