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The White Stripes Selling ‘Icky Trump’ T-Shirts

Rock band The White Stripes aren’t making music anymore, but that’s not stopping them from making waves: former lead singer Jack White’s record label, Third Man Records, announced Thursday it would be selling an “Icky Trump” t-shirt online.

Inspiration for the anti-Trump shirt comes from the Stripes’ sixth and final studio album titled, “Icky Thump.”

Red with white letters on the front of the shirt that reads “Icky Trump,” the back of the shirt displays the lyrics for the song “Seven Nation Army,” which addresses U.S. immigration:

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 “Icky Trump” t-shirt went on sale just days after former Stripes band members Jack and Meg White said they were “disgusted” that their song “Seven Nation Army” was featured in a Trump presidential campaign ad.

“The White Stripes would like to unequivocally state that they have nothing whatsoever to do with this video,” the pair wrote in a joint statement. “They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song.”

Other musicians who have criticized the Republican presidential candidate for using their music include The Rolling Stones, Adele, Neil Young, Queen, and The O’Jays.

 

Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter: @jeromeehudson

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