Baauer Takes On FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Over Unauthorized Use Of "Harlem Shake"
Bauuer has pledged to take action after his viral hit "Harlem Shake" was used without permission in a video released by FCC chairman Ajit Pai earlier this week.
The video was released on Wednesday by the conservative website Daily Caller, and served as a shameless attempt to convince millennials that the repeal of net neutrality won't have any negative effects on the internet.
The video features Pai appropriating a number of popular internet memes as he explains his position on the issue of net neutrality. There are references to fidget spinners, Game of Thrones and taking selfies with puppies, before Pai concludes the short clip with a rendition of the 2013 viral video trend "Harlem Shake."
Taking to Twitter, Diplo was quick to point out to Baauer that Pai's video made unauthorized use of his song.
The producer was none too pleased to see his music being used to further the FCC's anti-net neutrality agenda, and he quickly responded that he would do everything in his power to "stop this loser."
Mad Decent followed suit with a response against the video, making it clear that neither Baauer or the label approved of the video's message or its use of the song.
You can watch the video below.
H/T: NY Times