Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr reacts to his music being played at Trump rallies: ‘Consider this sh** shut right down right now’

Upon hearing that his music was being played at Trump rallies, the guitarist for the legendary band The Smiths declared that things will soon be changing.

Johnny Marr responded to a post on X that read, “You actually hear the Smiths more often than you’d think at 2024 Trump rallies.” The post was coupled with a video showing a Trump rally with the song “Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want” playing through the speakers.

“Ahh…right…OK. I never in a million years would’ve thought this could come to pass,” Marr wrote on X. “Consider this sh** shut right down right now.”

According to The Guardian, The Smiths’ music was reportedly heard at multiple Trump rallies recently, including at his rally in Laconia, New Hampshire on Monday.

From The Guardian:

Musicians including Adele, the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Pharrell Williams and the estates of Prince, David Bowie and Tom Petty have objected in the past to Trump and his team playing their music at public events.

Some acts, including the Rolling Stones, have issued cease-and-desist directives to prevent Trump’s campaign playing their music. However, in the case of the Rolling Stones and Prince, Trump’s campaign has, on occasion, continued to use their music after pledging not to.

Marr co-wrote the song with Smiths frontman Morrissey in 1984. While Morrissey has been known for expressing conservative opinions, Marr has been vocally liberal.

Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.