The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde is never shy about speaking out. That’s why we love her. She wrote a long Tweet today to Donald Trump supporting Julian Assange and protesting his extradition. Chrissie also says she allowed Rush Limbaugh to use her song “My City Was Gone” because her father loved listening to him. I always wondered why she didn’t stop him.
She writes “The other day when you gave that award to Rush Limbaugh, my father would have been so delighted. He loved listening to Rush, which is why I allowed my song, ‘My City Was Gone’, to be used on his radio show.
My father and I didn’t always see eye-to-eye. We argued a lot..
but isn’t that the American way? The right to disagree without having your head chopped off?Soon, I will be participating in a protest in London against the extradition of #JulianAssange (@wikileaks). I know my father would be mortified, but I feel strongly enough to do what I believe is the right thing; to protest further punishment of a man who sought to defend Freedom, albeit in a way you rightly disagree with. I know Mr. Assange broke the law (as i have done defending the treatment of animals) but I believe [ he has been duly punished and should now be set free.
Please consider my plea.
Chrissie Hynde of @ThePretendersHQ”