Quicken Loans, AOL, LegalZoom and other former advertisers aren’t the only big names rejecting Rush Limbaugh for his hideously offensive comments about women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke. Peter Gabriel is, too.
Upon hearing that Limbaugh has been using his 1986 hit “Sledgehammer” during his conservative radio program’s introduction, British singer Gabriel has issued a statement ordering Limbaugh to cease and desist, or face a very different sledgehammer.
Gabriel’s statement, via TPM:
Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh’s extraordinary attack on Sandra Flute. (sic) It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter’s work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.
Despite, or perhaps in spite of, Limbaugh’s weak and lame apology to Fluke, a total of eleven advertisers have now “suspended” advertising from his show. Could this be the end of Limbaugh, or will he bounce back? Let’s hope the former.
For anyone who is not familiar with “Sledgehammer,” here is the track’s amazing music video: