White Stripes Escalate Donald Trump Beef, Start Selling 'Icky Trump' T-Shirts
For years, fans have been wondering what it would take to get Jack and Meg White back on the same page. Turns out, that unifying factor was a mutual disgust of Donald Trump using The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army.”
Earlier this week, Third Man Records issued a statement on the broken-up-since-2011 duo’s rejection of the Republican presidential candidate using its signature song in a campaign video. Now, Jack White’s label is using the squabble to sling some new merch from its web store. Can anyone really blame them?
The T-shirt’s front reads “ICKY TRUMP,” a play off their 2007 single “Icky Thump,” which just so happens to tell the story of a white American treating a Mexican rudely. Likewise, the back of the shirt features lyrics from the song:
“White Americans, what/ Nothing better to do/ Why don't you kick yourself out/ You're an immigrant too/ Who's using who/ What should we do?/ Well, you can't be a pimp/ And a prostitute too.”
And there’s much more where that came from -- check out Billboard’s list of artists who have spoken out against Donald Trump.