R.E.M. Protests Use Of ‘Everybody Hurts’ In Pro-Trump Twitter Meme

Iconic band R.E.M has protested the use of the band’s hit track “Everybody Hurts” for a pro-President Donald Trump meme.More »

Iconic band R.E.M has protested the use of the band’s hit track “Everybody Hurts” for a pro-President Donald Trump meme. Earlier this Friday, Trump tweeted out a video that shows his recent State of the Union address with sad-looking reaction shots of lawmakers including Bernie Sanders, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kamala Harris and R.E.M.’s 1993 hit “Everybody Hurts” playing in the background. “World Leader PRETEND!!! Congress, Media-ghost this faker!!! Love, R.E.M.,” R.E.M.’s official twitter account tweeted in response. R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills said in a tweet tagging the Twitter user who created the video, “By the way, go [expletive] yourselves.” He later added, “Measures have been taken to stop it,” tagging Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. “You need to get on this.” The video was created and credited by a watermark with the Twitter handle @CarpeDonktum, whose user bio said, “I tweet and meme in support of Donald Trump.” However, the clip posted from Trump’s account has since been removed from Twitter. Copyright(c) 2019 RTTNews.com. All Rights ReservedLess «

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