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R.E.M. Gets Trump SOTU Video Featuring 'Everybody Hurts' Taken Down


Mike Mills, the band’s bass guitarist, called the makers of the video “assholes” when he first caught wind of it and asked Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to take it down.

HuffPo reporter Yashar Ali later noted that the video was no longer available to view.

CNBC confirmed on Saturday that a lawyer for Universal Music Publishing Group successfully got Twitter to remove the video.

Meanwhile, R.E.M.’s official Twitter account made their feelings about Trump crystal- clear.

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