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David Bowie's Son Rips 'F**ker' Trump For Continuously Using His Dad's Music At His Rallies

Duncan Jones sounded off on Twitter after Trump used Bowie's 'Rebel Rebel' before his Mar-a-Lago speech following his arraignment.

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David Bowie was many things, but a Republican—let alone a Donald Trump supporter—was not among them.

And given his gender-bending approach to his art and his fluid sexual identity, Bowie is certainly not the first name you think of when it comes to choosing musicians for right-wing political rallies.

Nevertheless, former Republican President Donald Trump has repeatedly used Bowie's classic hits at his rallies and appearances for years.

Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones, has absolutely had it.

In his father's absence—Bowie passed away in 2016—he is letting the former President know on his behalf, as seen in the tweet below.


Jones tweeted:

Pretty sure this fu*ker keeps on using my dad’s music just to annoy me personally. (Joke. I’m way below his radar.) "Pretty sure this fucker keeps on using my dad’s music just to annoy me personally. (Joke. I’m way below his radar.)"

Jones' tweet came after Trump's most recent use of Bowie's music when he played the singer's 1974 hit "Rebel Rebel" at his Mar-a-Lago speech following his arraignment on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records.

It's an odd choice since, apart from Bowie's own identity that is so offensive to the right wing nowadays, the song is explicitly about a gender-fluid character whose mother is "not sure if you're a boy or a girl."

Its chorus also references the fact that the main character's "face is a mess"—definitely a weird move given how often Trump gets made fun of for his orange face makeup. Seems like maybe he's never listened beyond the word "rebel."

Whatever Trump's reasoning for using Bowie's music, fans of both the rocker and his son loved that Jones took Trump to task for it.

Jones' "Rebel Rebel"-inspired drag of Trump wasn't the only trolling tweet he's posted about the former President in recent days.

He also quote-tweeted a meme showing an imagined rendering of Trump's fingerprinting from his arraignment this week, in which every fingerprint appeared to be a tiny dot of ink, a reference to Trump's notoriously small hands. Classic.