As the 2016 primary season is heating up, more EDM acts are speaking out about their political leanings - some more humorously than others.
Dada Life have always made humor and absurdity a big part of their public image, and the duo has upped the ante with their latest message to Donald Trump. They've published a letter addressed to Trump, offering him a job at the Department of Humor, within the government of their (fictional) country Dada Land. They open the letter by "respectfully" informing Trump that he will not be president of the United States, but then offering him the consolation of working for them. The full text of their letter is below.
It has come to our attention that you will not be winning the race for the office that you seek, but have not yet come to that realization on your own accord. We would like to lend you a helping hand and break the news to you, respectfully, that you are not going to be President of the United States of America.
Being that it seems your schedule will be opening up, we have an offer for you. As Dada Land grows so does our need for government offices and we are pleased to offer you a position at the Dada Land Department of Humor. You have a recognizable inclination for humor albeit misguided. In Dada Land we are willing to overlook your previous transgressions and offer you the ideal environment for you to flourish and explore that talent while not inflicting any real harm. In our opinion, this is a great arrangement for all and it is in our hopes that you would see this advantageous solution in the same light.
There is no need to submit a CV or list of references. We feel confident that your actions up until this point speak for you more effectively than our review and examination of said documents would.
We look forward to your prompt reply.
The Presidents of Dada Land
Between seeing Trump wearing a banana suit at a Dada Life show, and seeing him in the White House... We would definitely choose option 1.
In a much more genuine compliment, Diplo recently tweeted that he supports Nobody in the 2016 Election - unless Bernie Sanders gets the Democratic nomination.
It's always a bit risky for artists to weigh in on politics, as they are basically guaranteed to alienate some fans. But we commend these acts for speaking out, in whatever way they see fit. Voter turnout is abysmally low in the US, particularly among young voters, so when influential figures in the music scene speak out, it can inspire more young people to get informed, and get involved.
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