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    Wed, 18 Jan 2012 13:17:00

    Cyndi Lauper Demanded "True Colors" Be Removed From Political Ad - She wasn't feeling it, as it attacked Mitt Romney, even though she is not endorsing him as a candidate

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    Girls may just wanna have fun, but Cyndi Lauper doesn't want her songs used in political ads. The '80s queen demanded that her hit single "True Colors" be removed from a political advertisement which attacked US presidential possible Mitt Romney!

    When Lauper found out how her song was being used, and without permission, she asked to have it removed from the ad.

    Lauper took to Twitter to express her displeasure, posting: "Got a phone call saying my version of 'True Colors' was used in commercial trashing Romney. 1st, I never approved it. Not that I am a supporter, I'm not. But I wouldn't have wanted that song to be used in that way. Whoever used my song should have asked, and 2nd, realized that Mr. Romney can discredit himself without the use of my work."

    So Lauper is not endorsing Romney. She just doesn't want her sweet song used in a smear campaign, especially since no one asked her. And she is well within her rights to feel that way.

    Turns out the song has been removed from the ad and order is restored.

    What do you think of polls using artist's songs without permission in campaign ads? It's such a legal no-no, yet they all seem to do it anyway!

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.18.12



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