Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who was held in contempt of court and jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, was released today. The awful people for whom this fact is cause for celebration held a rally in her honor, with former Arkansas governor and current Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee emceeing the event. Davis walked onstage to the triumphant strains of Survivor’s perseverance anthem “Eye Of The Tiger” blasting through the loudspeakers, and — just as Neil Young wasn’t happy about “Rockin’ In The Free World” being used for the Trump campaign — Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan is understandably pretty pissed that his work is being used to make blatant, disgusting homophobia sound badass and cool. TMZ reports that Survivor are considering a lawsuit, and they write that a representative for the band says “they are determined to protect the integrity of their music.” Sullivan also shared this message in a post on Facebook:
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!!!!!!…
Watch footage of the song’s use at the rally below.