Singer Grace Slick Is Priceless!
When I first read this, I laugh so hard that I nearly peed my pants. Grace Slick, former lead singer of The Jefferson Airplane, then Jefferson Starship, licensed a song, “Nothings Gonna Stop Us Now” to Chick-fil-A for a commercial that was used during the Grammy awards. Then she turns around and donates the money to and LBGTQ rights organization.
In other words, Grace Slick, intentionally allows one of her songs to be used by a corporation whose anti-gay stance is well known, then uses that money against them. Priceless! Great slick rules!
To quote Grace Slick;
I firmly believe that men should be able to marry men, and women women. I am passionately against anyone who would try to suppress this basic human right. So my first thought when “Check”-fil-A came to me was, “F**k no!”
But then I decided, “F**k yes.”
So that was my voice you heard on the Chick-fil-A commercial during the Grammy Awards telecast. I am donating every dime that I make from that ad to Lambda Legal, the largest national legal organization working to advance the civil rights of LGBTQ people, and everyone living with HIV. Admittedly it’s not the millions that WinShape has given to organizations that define marriage as heterosexual. But instead of them replacing my song with someone else’s and losing this opportunity to strike back at anti-LGBTQ forces, I decided to spend the cash in direct opposition to “Check”-fil-A’s causes – and to make a public example of them, too. We’re going to take some of their money, and pay it back.
Why I Decided To License Starship’s Music To Chick-fil-AFeb 21, 2017 … Musician Grace Slick signs a portrait of herself at a handprint ceremony inducting her into the Hollywood Rock Walk on October 22, 2002.Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick on Aging Rock Stars and Life as a …Jun 15, 2012 … By 1967, restless American youth had found somebody to love in Grace Slick, whose trippy onstage provocations, beautiful looks, and outlier …
- Musician Licenses Song to Chick-fil-A, Immediately Donates Money to LGBTQ Charity (grubstreet.com)
- Grace Slick Licensed A Starship Hit To Chick-Fil-A So She Could Donate The Fee To LGBTQ Charity (stereogum.com)
- Trump’s pastor threatens music legend with ‘death sentence’ for funding LGBT charities (pinknews.co.uk)