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White Stripes 'Disgusted' by Pro-Trump Video Using Their Song

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The band The White Stripes arrives at the MTV Europe Music Awards in 2003 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Oct 2016 12:39 PM

The White Stripes are "disgusted" by a recent pro-Donald Trump video that surfaced using their song "Seven Nation Army."

The song, from the band's 2003 "Elephant" album, has served as a rallying cry for sports teams around the world, according to USA Today, but the former two-person group — Jack and Meg White — took to Facebook to express their negative feelings about its illegal use in association with Trump.

"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," White’s label, Third Man Records, wrote in a statement Tuesday on Facebook. "They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song."

According to The New York Daily News, while no official campaign ad for the Republican presidential nominee has appeared to feature the song, a fan-made video shared on Twitter used it.

It's unclear whether that video, which surfaced earlier this summer, is what The White Stripes were referring to in their Facebook post.

“If you can’t find the video, great,” Jack White’s manager, Ian Montone, told Pitchfork. “Then our lawyers have done their job.”

The White Stripes broke up in February of 2011, according to Daily News.

Many music artists have objected to Trump’s use of their music for his campaign, with the most notable reaction being from Neil Young, who told Trump “f*** you” after the celebrity nominee used “Rockin’ in the Free World,” Pitchfork reported.

British rock greats Queen was another who was upset after Trump used “We Are the Champions” as his entrance music for the Republican National Convention back in July, according to USA Today.

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