Dee Snider is now suggesting he may not take it anymore, after giving presidential front-runner Donald Trump the go-ahead to use his hit song, “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” at campaign events.
All of which prompts the question, who got in the ear of the Twisted Sister front-man?
Or, as one tweeter put it, “When did Dee Snider turn into a blind slug?”
In a radio interview on Thursday, Snider said that he’s “coming to the end of [the] road,” on his decision to allow the Trump campaign to use the heavy metal anthem, according to CNN.
— CNN (@CNN) December 10, 2015
“It’s just gotten really ugly,” the artist said, following Trumps remarks earlier in the week that he would ban Muslims from entering the United States.
“But what’s going on now has me questioning whether allowing the song to continue to be used,” Snider said. “And it’s very upsetting to me because I strongly don’t agree with his extremist positions, and it’s not so much, I know the man’s not a racist, he’s a friend of mine, but when you’ve got white supremacy groups aligning themselves with you and you don’t denounce them.”
This coming after Politico claimed that Trump has “sparked an insurgency” among the ranks of white supremacist groups in America.
But Snider was singing a different tune when he gave the candidate permission to use his song.
He said in an interview with Canadian Business he told Trump that “rebellion, speaking your mind” is what the song’s all about.
“I said, ‘Look, we don’t see eye to eye on everything—there are definitely issues that we’re far apart on.’ But thinking back to when I wrote the song and what the song is about, it’s about rebellion, speaking your mind and fighting the system,” Snider said. “If anybody’s doing that, he sure is.”
The singer-songwriter is now backtracking, as if he didn’t know Trump is running for president as a Republican.
“I know where he used to stand,” he said on Thursday. “My Donald Trump is a Democrat. My Donald Trump is pro-choice. He’ is what they called a ‘Northeaster Republican’ — socially liberal but fiscally conservative.”
While Snider may please his liberal friends by pulling the song, the reaction on social media suggests he’s going to have to take the abuse of Trump supporters who disagree with the decision.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@thehill After grandma finally gets noticed again he wants to take it back, why not say no before? You can't stump the Trump!
— Murles Brazen (@MurlesBrazen) December 11, 2015
— Gloria Roberson (@glorob) December 10, 2015
— packergirl (@p9cker_girl) December 10, 2015
— Jenna (@KittyCatMommy) December 10, 2015
— Donald J. Trump (@Re_lDonaldTrump) December 10, 2015
— phdinpizza (@0d74125c047c43b) December 10, 2015
— Bizzaro Marx (@BizzaroMarx) December 10, 2015
@CNN words of wisdom DSnyder GO TRUMP SCREW CNN DEMOCRATIC MEDIA
— Ms.TRUMP (@skelton226_a) December 10, 2015
— Cynthia (@Cynthiastruth) December 10, 2015
— Randy Thompson (@toadstool57771) December 10, 2015
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