Musician Peter Gabriel has moved to withdraw his work from Rush Limbaugh's radio show after discovering that one of his songs was played during the conservative radio host's incendiary comments about Sandra Fluke.
Limbaugh sparked outrage when he called Fluke, a Georgetown law student who was denied the right to speak at a contraception hearing, "a slut" and "a prostitute." Gabriel was dismayed to learn that his track "Sledgehammer" played in the background to the attack. His fans have been calling attention to the fact since Limbaugh made his initial comments.
On Monday, Gabriel denounced Limbaugh's remarks via his Facebook page. A spokeperson issued the following statement on his behalf:
"Peter was appalled to learn that his music was linked to Rush Limbaugh's extraordinary attack on Sandra Flute. It is obvious from anyone that knows Peter's work that he would never approve such a use. He has asked his representatives to make sure his music is withdrawn and especially from these unfair aggressive and ignorant comments."
Gabriel's decision comes after eight sponsors withdrew their advertising from Limbaugh's show, as of Monday afternoon.
Advertisers who pulled content from Limbaugh's radio program: