Monday, March 05, 2012
Peter Gabriel Pissed Off At Rush Limbaugh
The man everyone loves to hate, Rush Limbaugh, has really sunk to a new low now. He's gone and pissed off Peter Gabriel. Gabriel, who could have given Jesus Christ lessons on turning the other cheek, today did the unusual action of asking his people to ask Limbaugh' people to never play his music again on his show.
Last week, Limbaugh eviscerated young college student Sandra Fluke because she testified before Congress in favor of goverment supported birth control. No, I don't get it, either. I just follow the Gabriel aspect. As Limbaugh was ranting against the young woman, he played "Slegehammer" in the background.
Limbaugh states that he was just joking when he described Flute as "a slut", but nobody's laughing -- especailly Gabriel, who today, on vacation in California, had one of his employees post on all of his official websites:
'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 He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.'
Hopefully, the rest of Gabriel's vacation will go more smoothly. I wonder if PG picked up his staff member's spelling error. Probably not.