“The unauthorized use of 'Here Comes the Sun' at the RNC is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” the estate tweeted from Harrison’s official Twitter account.
The same social media account followed-up an hour later with a message which infused the dry English wit of the “quiet Beatle,” who was close friends with the Monty Python comedy crew and established the Working Title production and distribution company which helmed such comedies as The Life of Brian, Time Bandits and Withnail and I.
“If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself,” Harrison’s estate tweeted, in reference to the track from his solo album, All Things Must Pass.
The Beatles' sun-worship song accompanied Ivanka Trump as she emerged on day four of the convention for a speech to introduce her father, the event headliner Donald Trump.
The likes of Paul Rodgers, Queen, Earth, Wind & Fire, The O'Jays?, Luciano Pavarotti's family and now Harrison’s estate fired off complaints this week after their music soundtracked the Republican gathering in Ohio. Actress Olivia Wilde offered solidarity to those artists with her own, amusing message.
"My thoughts and prayers are with the good songs getting abused by the #RNCinCLE tonight," she tweeted Thursday.