Entertainment Axl Rose Explains 'Disdain' for Trump Administration, Says He Speaks Out So He's Not 'Complicit'
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is explaining why he chooses to speak out on political issues.
In ashared on social media for the holiday, the frontman, 58, wrote about his "disdain" for the current Trump administration at the White House. Rose admitted that his political stance is has been known for some time, defending his sometimes "strong" approach to voicing his viewpoints.
"My disdain 4 r current administration n' what I perceive as its threat to r democracy is no secret," he began the. "I'm not all that active w/social media n' tho I more than appreciate anyone who takes an interest in something I might post I don't really have an interest in how many followers or retweets etc. I have. ... my political or social issue posts rn't about me. They're about the issues."
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Rose said that his posts commentating on current events tend to be "coming from a sense of outrage, obligation n' responsibility to say something at times when I feel not to is being complicit (as opposed to a desire for attention or self promotion)."
"I'm nobody," he continued, "just a citizen that like everyone else has my own opinions n' believes in my heart that ultimately I want what's best for not just r country but for humanity, wildlife n' r environment n' other’s as opposed to right, left or any other wing fascism r at least in this country free to disagree."
My disdain 4 r current administration n’ what I perceive as it’s threat to r democracy is no secret. I’m not (cont)
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Young has called out his songs being used at Trump events since 2015 after one of his hits was played during an official campaign announcement. "Donald Trump was not authorized to use 'Rockin' in the Free World' in his presidential candidacy announcement. Neil Young, a Canadian citizen, is a supporter of Bernie Sanders for President of the United States of America," said a statement from Young's representatives at the time.Recently, the family of the late Tom Petty condemned the apparent use of "I Won't Back Down" at Trump's campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June.— Axl Rose (@axlrose)
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The musician added that he speaks out when he feels "this administration ... or perhaps media, in entertainment or the public says or does something that in my view supports or caters to the irresponsibility of this administration or various issues w/government or law enforcement."
He said of how he voices those opinions: "Perhaps a strong or perhaps considered by some a lewd or immature response or opinion. It happens."
Frequently calling outand his behavior online, Rose in January 2018 that the White House "is the current US gold standard of what can be considered disgraceful." He at the time: "Along with several other condescending adjectives the current WH has no room to call virtually anyone disgraceful."
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Like other artists and groups (including, and , to ), Guns N' Roses is also very much against Trump, 74, using their songs at campaign events. Back in November 2018, Rose posted a series of tweets bashing the band's catalog being used at rallies.
"Just so ya know... GNR like a lot of artists opposed to the unauthorized use of their music at political events has formally requested r music not b used at Trump rallies or Trump associated events," heat the time.
Rose quickly: "Personally I kinda liked the irony of Trump supporters listening to a bunch of anti Trump music at his rallies but I don't imagine a lot of 'em really get that or care."
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