White Stripes Selling "Icky Trump" Shirts After Releasing Statement Against Candidate
Politics is usually something that divides, but in the case of The White Stripes, it has brought Jack and Meg White together. The pair has united not for any musical reasons, but to rail against Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump. They released a statement earlier this week against the alleged use of "Seven Nation Army" in an ad and also created "Icky Trump" t-shirts with some song lyrics on the back of them.
Earlier in the week, the pair accused Trump's campaign of using "Seven Nation Army" without their permission.
"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," the band said in a statement issued through Third Man Records via Consequence of Sound. "They are disgusted by this association, and by the illegal use of their song."
It is unclear which ad they are referring to however. They do not directly name one ad, though there is one fan-made ad with the song that went viral over the summer.
In addition to the statement against the supposed ad, the band has made some shirts, which say "Icky Trump" on the front, and have a strange poem on the back.
It is a play on words from their 2007 song "Icky Thump" and features lyrics from the song on the shirt.
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 shirt can be pre-ordered on the Third Man Store website and they will ship no earlier than Oct. 12.