I had heard/read about Rush Limbaugh’s typical, name-calling rant against Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke before I saw the actual video clip. When I finally saw it, my first thought was a reaction to the bumper music, “Why is Peter Gabriel’s song ‘Sledgehammer’ now implicated in this stupidity?”
So I was excited to hear that Gabriel had his representatives call Limbaugh’s show to ask him not to use Gabriel’s music anymore.
And I was also appreciative to see this comment from Gabriel on his Facebook page:
“I am a real believer in the Freedom of Speech and would defend Rush Limbaugh’s right to mouth off about almost anything. I just don’t like my work being used as the bed track for prejudice or hatred.”
I’m glad Apple’s ill-deserved corporate responsibility halo is wearing off, and people are looking into its supply chain for human rights violations and environmental damage. But really, all electronics - made by any company - have the same problems; these issues need to be addressed industry-wide.