The Democratic National Convention’s anthem “Fight Song” has seemingly done little more than provoke annoyed responses from the public, although the song does have a few die-hard fans.
“Fight Song,” which is a celebrity remake of the 2015 pop hit from Rachel Platten, is raking in a petty controversy for the Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, even from her long-time supporters. Posted on YouTube at the end of July, the video currently has earned nearly 2 million views in less than a month.
In general, Twitter users have offered mixed reviews of the song, but most of the comments seem to point towards utmost irritation.
Fight Song is truly wretched.— Mahmoud (@MamuduWao) August 14, 2016
Daily Beast reporter Olivia Nuzzi hilariously joked on Twitter that if she were to hear “Fight Song” one more time, she would join the Islamic State. She wrote, “I would rather be strapped to a chair and forced to listen to Tiny Dancer on a loop for 9 hours than hear Fight Song one more time. … If I hear Fight Song one more time I am joining ISIS.”
I would rather be strapped to a chair and forced to listen to Tiny Dancer on a loop for 9 hours than hear Fight Song one more time.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) July 24, 2016
That said, if I hear Fight Song one more time I am joining ISIS.— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) August 7, 2016
Some Democrats are slamming the track and its incumbent video, which features various musicians and actors who support Clinton belting out the ridiculously cheesy song.
According to Yahoo News, some of Clinton's aides were caught "favoriting" tweets which derided "Fight Song." Other aides refused to comment on the song—even anonymously— speculatively because they knew their low opinion of it would land them in hot water.
A former campaign staff member for Bernie Sanders reportedly said that the song sounds like “wrecking balls inside my brain.”
The paltry excuse for a song has also been dismissed by Guy Cecil, Clinton’s political director from her 2008 presidential bid, who complained about “Fight Song” on Twitter, and justifiably so. He wrote, “Somebody help me!! I can’t get ‘Fight Song’ out of my head.”
Somebody help me!! I can't get "Fight Song" out of my head.— Guy Cecil (@guycecil) August 3, 2016
As usual, where there are haters, there are also supporters. Some team members of Clinton’s campaign told The Hill that they admired the lyrics of the song for highlighting “what’s at stake in this election.”
Sarah Audelo, Clinton’s millennial vote director, said, “The fight for immigration reform, the protection of black lives, environmental justice, and the continued fight for reproductive justice. We can’t afford to give up – the stakes are too high.”
Undeniably, the stakes are indeed high, but with Clinton presently ahead in the popularity polls, she does have a fighting chance to become the first woman president of the United States this November. But, Clinton could probably do herself a favor and drop the song.
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