Rage Against The Machine Lay Legal Smackdown On Nigel Farage
Rage Against The Machine have sent right-wing broadcaster Nigel Farage a cease and a desist letter, telling him he can no longer use their name for his LBC podcast, Farage Against The Machine.
According to The Blast, a letter was sent to the former politician on July 10 by the band’s lawyer, stating that his podcast “brazenly and unlawfully exploits our client’s name and logo” and that the “implication of any endorsement by our client of you or your policies is particularly abhorrent”.
The band explained that they have “publicly denounced the type of right-wing ideology you espouse for decades; in fact, that has been an integral part of the band’s identity and purpose” and also told him his hateful chatter might be better directed towards President Trump.
“Your anti-immigrant rhetoric, lack of social compassion and barely disguised racism and xenophobia are the antithesis of what RATM stands for,” they wrote. “Stop using RATM’s name and logo, change the name of your podcast and find some other target to troll. We suggest President Trump.”
Nothing has been done about it yet, and the podcast is still accessible on LBC’s website, but nice work, guys!
Seems as good a time as any to spin Rage’s self-titled…