Dee Snider Blasts Hypocrisy of MAGA Crowd Using ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It’

Dee Snider dropped a twitter bombshell on right-wing politicians and supporters early this morning (Friday, August 26) The fiery tweet was aimed at Q-Anon and Trump supporters who play and sing along to Twisted sisterhit song “We’re Not Gonna Take It.”

“We’re Not Gonna Take It” is a popular choice for elected/aspiring elected officials to jam at rallies or be their campaign “theme” song. The former frontman was at a loss to express the irony for the conservative hard-liners who use the song to represent. Snider fired off this thought trap at 1 in the morning:

NOTE QANON, MAGAT FASCISTS: Every time you sing “We’re Not Gonna Take It”, remember it was written by a cross-dressing, libtard, tree-hugging half-Jew who HATES everything you stand for. It was you and people like you who inspired every angry word in that song! SO FUCK OFF!

As politicians across the country are well into midterm campaigning, “We’re Not Gonna Take It” is once again being employed as candidates take the stage for summer stump speeches. Arizona’s gubernatorial race is a good example.

At the end of July, the far right Republican candidate for AZ Governor Kari Lake Peacock Walked Out to “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at a convention. Snider tweeted that he “didn’t stand with” Lake, but “I wrote a song designed for everyone. I can’t choose who can and can’t sing it…”

A few days later, opposing Democratic AZ gubernatorial candidate Marco Lopez chose the song for his campaign, citing Snider and tweeting, “We have the right to choose” and “We will NOT take it amigos. No mas!” Snider responded by supporting Lopez’s use of the song.

Snider appears to have evolved in his thoughts on who can or cannot officially use the song. Over the years, Twisted Sister has asked Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and Donald Trump to stop using the song. Twisted Sister even sued Australian politician Clive Palmer over it, when the politician reworked the lyrics to suit his campaign. Snider also drew a line in 2020, when anti-maskers from Florida paraded through a Target bare-faced and blasted the song, saying they “didn’t have permission or blessing to use my song.”

As we’re two months and some change into the November midterms, the country probably hasn’t heard the last of “We’re Not Going Take It” echoed through campaign halls, nor comments from Snider’s Twitter cannon. Stick around.

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