March 8th, 2012 by faye
After the negative comments of Rush Limbaugh against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, he lost not only bigtime sponsors, but artists as well. The newest addition to the ongoing exodus from Limbaugh’s radio show is singer-songwriter Peter Gabriel. He demanded Rush Limbaugh to immediately cease from using his music on his radio show.
The song of Peter Gabriel called “Sledgehammer” provided the background music for the insult of Rush Limbaugh on Sandra Fluke, calling her a “slut” and “prostitute.” Gabriel is obviously not pleased with the association. In the official Facebook page of Peter Gabriel, a statement reads, “Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh’s extraordinary attack on Sandra Fluke,” adding “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 He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments.”
The 62-year-old Peter Gabriel is the latest in the list of people who seek to distance themselves from the radio host Rush Limbaugh, who continues to lose advertisers in the wake of the Sandra Fluke controversy.
Despite the apology of Rush Limbaugh, sponsors such as ProFlowers, Quicken Loans, Sleep Number beds, Sleep Train, Citrix Systems Inc, Carbonite, LegalZoom, Tax Resolution Services Co., AOL Inc. and the Cleveland Cavaliers have ditched the radio show, and it has also been dropped entirely by Hawaii’s KPUA.