Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was jailed after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, was released on Tuesday morning to the sounds of Survivor’s classic song “Eye of the Tiger.” During a press conference, held after her six days in prison, the song played in the background as she, her husband, and Mike Huckabee celebrated her freedom.
But the band is less than pleased about the association their track has with Davis. Survivor issued a statement on their Facebook page and wrote, “NO! We did not grant Kim Davis any rights to use ‘My Tune -The Eye Of The Tiger.’ I would not grant her the rights to use Charmin! C’mom Mike, you are not The Donald but you can do better than that -See Ya really SoooooooonnnnnnN!!!!!!”
Band co-founder Jim Peterik also tweeted his dissent:
I have not authorized the use of Eye of the Tiger for use by Kim Davis and my publisher will issue a C&D. This does not reflect my views.
— Jim Peterik (@jimpeterik) September 9, 2015
He also told Billboard, “The song has motivated thousands through the years to reach beyond their limits. Its use for the release of Kim Davis does not support my views or my politics. I have contacted my publishers to make sure this usage is stopped immediately.”
Here’s footage of Davis walking out to the track during her press conference.
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