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Musician Peter Gabriel moved to pull his music from Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show today, after learning that his 1986 hit “Sledgehammer” was playing when the conservative firebrand launched his verbal assault on Sandra Fluke.A spokesperson for Gabriel announced the musician’s response this afternoon, via Gabriel’s Facebook page:
‘Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh’s extraordinary attack on Sandra Flute. 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 He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.’
Gabriel joins the eight companies who have withdrawn advertising from Limbaugh’s radio show in the wake of the talk show host’s attacks on Fluke, the Georgetown University law school student Limbaugh called a “slut” and a “prostitute” after she tesified to Congress in favour of access to contraception.
(h/t Rolling Stone)
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