Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh has come under fire recently for calling Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” and “prostitute” after she testified at a Congressional hearing on contraception.
Peter Gabriel’s 1986 hit “Sledgehammer” was used as the intro song before leading into the now infamous rant and the former Genesis singer is disgusted by it.
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The following statement comes from Peter Gabriel’s Facebook page in response to the Limbaugh controversy.
“Peter Gabriel has asked that this response be published when he found out that his track ‘Sledgehammer’ has been used on the Rush Limbaugh show:
Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh’s extraordinary attack on Sandra Flute. 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 He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.”
Rush Limbaugh DID apologize, although it wasn’t really an apology at all. He merely points out that democrats engage in similar tactics.
“I acted too much like the leftists who despise me. I descended to their level, using names and exaggerations. It’s what we’ve come to expect from them, but it’s way beneath me.”
Rush Limbaugh attacks Sandra Fluke (notice the intro music)
Peter Gabriel, “Sledgehammer” Official Music Video