The White Stripes recently ‘reunited’ to condemn Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. In a joint statement, Jack and Meg White hit out at Trump’s alleged use of their hit ‘Seven Nation Army’ in a campaign video.
The Donald’s use of the song has apparently so incensed the garage revival heroes that Third Man Records, Jack White’s Nashville-based record label, has begun selling ‘Icky Trump’ T-shirts through their web store.
The red T-shirts say ‘Icky Trump’ on the front and have an excerpt of the lyrics to the White Stripes song ‘Icky Thump’ on the back: “White Americans? What? Nothing better to do? / Why don’t you kick yourself out? You’re an immigrant too“.
“Who’s using who? What should we do? / Well, you can’t be a pimp And a prostitute too“, the lyrics continue. The shirts have apparently proved quite popular, as a note on the Third Man website states “there may be shipping delays” due to demand.
“Regarding the use of ‘Seven Nation Army’ in a Donald Trump campaign video, The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video,” the band previously said in a statement released earlier this week.
“They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.” In addition to being the first thing Jack and Meg have done together in five years, the statement made The White Stripes the latest band to hit out at Trump.