Adele isn’t saying the sky is falling, but she’s angry over Donald Trump’s use of her James Bond hit and other songs at his presidential campaign events, most recently in Iowa.
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning,” a spokesman for the singer told The Independent.
“The Republican frontrunner has consistently played Adele’s smash hit ‘Rolling In The Deep.’ with its ‘we could have had it all’ refrain, to stoke up the atmosphere at campaign events before his appearance,” the UK paper said.
“Trump, an Adele fan who attended her New York concert last year, has also played ‘Skyfall,’ the singer’s James Bond theme (“when it crumbles, we will stand tall, face it all together”) after delivering his apocalyptic stump speech about America’s future.”
Adele’s action followed complaints on social media.
Does @Adele know that Donald Trump plays her songs at his rallies? I have a feeling she would not be pleased.
— Julie Brethauer (@JulieBrethauer) January 26, 2016
Does @Adele know Trump is playing Rolling The Deep at his disgusting rallies?
— Deb (@dwilper) January 25, 2016
Noooooo!! Not Adele!! Must Trump ruin that too?! https://t.co/3CEbjlubpK
— Samantha (@JaSaMorgan) January 26, 2016
Update from Iowa Trump rally: still no Trump, but the same Adele song just came on again. Can’t tell what people are more pissed about.
— Elizabeth Plank (@feministabulous) January 26, 2016
There’s an @Adele song playing at a Donald Trump rally… If I was her I would be offended.
— Dillon (@dillonstave) January 27, 2016
Trump is using Adele music while campaigning in Iowa and honestly I am livid.
— Wes Young (@_WesYoung) January 27, 2016