Twisted Sister’s frontman Dee Snider recently posted a tweet on his Twitter account to show his reaction once again to the ‘moronic’ reason for which the band’s all-time favorite song is being used without his permission.
As you may know, Dee Snider enjoys using his social media accounts to share his views on various matters such as his latest projects, the unending popularity of Twisted Sister, and of course, the current pandemic.
Since the beginning of COVID-19, Snider has been encouraging people to wear masks in order to protect themselves and each other. He had even posted a photo back in July dressed as Uncle Sam, with the inscription ‘Uncle Dee Wants You To Wear A Fucking Mask.’
Even though Snider has been in support of the COVID-19 restrictions, one of the band’s favorite songs, ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It,’ was sung by anti-mask protesters in Florida as a means of encouraging people to take off their masks and stand up to ‘the mask propaganda.’
However, this is not the first time that the song has been used for political reasons. Back in 2012 Paul Ryan, the Republican vice-presidential candidate, played this song in his campaign until Snider asked him not to because he was planning on voting for Barack Obama.
Then in 2015, the song was used during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and it ultimately became Trump’s unofficial fight song. Even though years have passed, the song is still used by Trump supporters as their protest song.
When the anti-maskers used Snider’s song to encourage people to take off their masks back in September, Dee posted their video on his Twitter account and said that ‘these selfish assholes do not have my permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause.’
Even though almost three months have gone by, it looks like Dee Snider wanted to repeat where he stands on the mask-wearing cause, as he retweeted a news article about his reaction to the use of Twisted Sisters’ ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’ by anti-mask protesters.
Here’s what Dee Snider said:
“No… These selfish assholes do not have my permission or blessing to use my song for their moronic cause. #cuttheshit”
You can check out Dee Snider’s tweet and see the photo of himself as Uncle Sam below.
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— Dee Snider🇺🇸 (@deesnider) September 16, 2020