Pharrell Williams sends Trump legal threat for playing 'Happy' after synagogue shooting

Pharrell Williams and Donald Trump

Pharrell Williams and Donald Trump

The president had played the song at the Future Farmers of America rally in IN just hours after the mass shooting killed 11 people - predominantly elderly Jewish Americans from a tight-knit community - as they worshipped on Saturday morning.

Pharrell Williams has ordered Donald Trump to stop playing his music at rallies, after his upbeat song Happy was played at a Trump event in IN just hours after a mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Speaking on behalf of the star, Howard King wrote: "There was nothing "happy" about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this goal".

Steven Tyler, Prince's estate, R.E.M., and Queen have all sent the president requests to cease and desist from using their music during rallies. The law forbids "any false designation or misleading description or representation of fact ... likely to cause confusion ... as to the affiliation, connection, or association of such person with another person".

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It warned that use of the song constituted a copyright infringement and Pharrell's trademark rights.

The warning comes after the United States leader attended a rally in IN on Saturday where the song Happy was played.

Bowers' social media history also showed that he disdained Trump, but the president has been criticized for enabling white supremacists and railing against immigration (targets are nearly always from Hispanic and Muslim countries). At the IN rally, however, he forcefully condemned the attack, calling it "an antisemitic act" and adding: "We just don't seem to learn from the past".

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