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Photo: Dee Snider | By Judy Kurtz, The Hill | Dee Snider is ripping Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake as a “fascist moron” for quoting a Twisted Sister song and reportedly playing it at her rallies. A Twitter account describing itself as Lake’s official campaign tweeted out the lyrics to the band’s 1984 hit “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

But the 67-year-old Snider quickly condemned Lake’s campaign for borrowing his tune.

“Hey idiots! Read the 1st line: ‘We’ve got the right to choose!’ This is a PRO-CHOICE anthem you are co-opting. It was NEVER intended for you fascist morons!” Snider wrote to his more than 300,000 Twitter followers.

“As the songwriter and singer I DENOUNCE EVERYTHING [Lake] STANDS FOR!” Snider wrote.

“Write your own damn song!” he said.

Asked if he planned to file a copyright lawsuit after Lake reportedly played “We’re Not Gonna Take It” at campaign events, Snider replied in a tweet that he wouldn’t try to stop someone who he disagrees with from playing the song unless “they are using it without permission for commercial use — that’s different.”

“I WILL denounce them,” he wrote.

Calling Lake an “ignoramus” and saying he abhors what she stands for, Snider wrote, “I can NOT legally or morally stop her from using or singing my song. I write it for everyone…cherry picking who uses it is censorship.”
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[Thanks to Alex Teitz for contributing this article! ]

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