Graham Nash Reacts To His Song Being Used In An Anti-Vax Campaign
CSNY’s Graham Nash posted a recent Instagram post in which he reacted to his song ‘Chicago’ being used in Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense movement, which is known for their anti-vaccine campaigns.
Following the emergence of coronavirus disease in 2019 and the resulting deaths of millions of people, the governments began research in hopes of finding a vaccine. Eventually, the vaccine was found, and they encouraged the citizens to get vaccinated with various campaigns.
Apart from the governments, many important figures, musicians, and artists also encouraged their followers to get vaccinated. However, many activist groups also emerged which believed in conspiracy theories or thought the vaccine is actually no good for human health.
One of these activist groups is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense movement. Mostly known for their anti-vaccine activities and being one of the main sources of misinformation on vaccines, this group recently used Graham Nash’s song ‘Chicago’ in a video to promote their rally in Washington, D.C.
Upon hearing this, Graham Nash went on to his Instagram to announce that the use of his song is not authorized and he will take steps to stop them from using it. He then said he is not supporting Robert F. Kennedy’s anti-vax stance, and it is documented that the vaccines are effective against the coronavirus.
Graham Nash’s Instagram post read:
“The use of my song ‘Chicago’ by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s Children’s Health Defense movement in a video to promote his organization’s rally in Washington, D.C. tomorrow is not authorized and I am taking steps to cause the cessation of its use. I do not support his anti-vaccination position as the history of the efficacy of the Covid-19 vaccines is well documented.
When I wrote ‘We Can Change the World,’ I did not expect that an institution such as this one that claims that it fights for individuals’ freedoms would so readily and recklessly infringe upon and, by its association with its cause, mischaracterize the intellectual property rights of a songwriter for its own purposes. I believe in science and facts, and do not support such blatant disregard for either, nor for my rights as a musician.”
You can see the picture Nash included in his post below.