ABBA sue far right party
2010-09-23 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 31 Comments
ABBA songwriters Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus have begun legal action against the Danish People's Party after the right party used a modified version of their song to honour its leader.

ABBA's classic 'Mamma Mia' was adapted by the anti-Islam, anti-immigration to 'Mamma Pia' in tribute to the party's leader Pia Kjærsgaard, who led the party into government as a minority partner in 2001.

"They can bugger off," Andersson said. "Firstly, you can not just re-write songs as you like and secondly we want them to understand that we have absolutely no interest in supporting their party."

He continued: "Abba never allows its music to be used in a political context. This is something that we have pointed out to the Danish People's Party."

Andersson has long been a supporter of liberal political causes, and last year donated a million kronor (€109,000) to the EU election campaign of Sweden's Feminist Initiative.
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AnotherBrick
September 23rd 2010
9772 Comments


fuckkkkkkkkkk, i saw ABBA and got way excited hoping it was a reunion

Emim
September 23rd 2010
26675 Comments


Andersson has long been a supporter of liberal political causes, and last year donated a million kronor (€109,000) to the EU election campaign of Sweden's Feminist Initiative.


Love this part.

cvlts
September 23rd 2010
8985 Comments


"They can bugger off"


Nagrarok
September 23rd 2010
8316 Comments


adapted by the anti-Islam, anti-immigration to 'Mamma Pia' in tribute to the party's leader Pia Kjærsgaard


oh how very clever

Bfhurricane
September 23rd 2010
6197 Comments


Is what they did really illegal? Doesn't seem like a huge deal to me.

Spec
September 23rd 2010
27298 Comments


Pretty sure they will win this case.

Kiran
Emeritus
September 23rd 2010
6002 Comments


ugh sweden's national treasure is used as propaganda for a racist danish political party, they've crossed the line this time!

loveisamixtape
September 23rd 2010
6274 Comments


"They can bugger off"

crowing51
September 23rd 2010
3463 Comments



"They can bugger off"

Harry Potter?

AjayStewart
September 23rd 2010
73 Comments


Fairly standard British English.

FadeToBlack
September 23rd 2010
11034 Comments


* English

Bleekill
September 23rd 2010
832 Comments


yeah...what the fuck, I hope that was a joke crowing.



Fugue
September 23rd 2010
7354 Comments


Stickittotheman-neosis.



DivineComedy
September 23rd 2010
164 Comments


Oh! I get it.... I like them. They're clever, they're clever.

botb
September 23rd 2010
9778 Comments


so does this mean the beatles can sue Westboro Baptist Church for singing 'hey jews' instead of 'hey jude?'
because if so they TOTALLY should.

eternium
September 23rd 2010
16340 Comments


Go ABBA. Fuck the racists and bigots.

RockManDan07
September 23rd 2010
33 Comments


how about fuck abba, music makes me wanna hurl

DivineComedy
September 23rd 2010
164 Comments


"how about fuck abba, music makes me wanna hurl"

Not like Avenged Sevenfold right?

whywontyoudie
September 23rd 2010
3063 Comments


this^^

AnotherBrick
September 24th 2010
9772 Comments


ya ABBA totally needs money. which is why they turned down a reunion tour for a billion dollars.

AnotherBrick
September 24th 2010
9772 Comments


^not exaggerating on the billion part either

AnotherBrick
September 24th 2010
9772 Comments


lol ya. abba is loaded

AnotherBrick
September 24th 2010
9772 Comments


i'd give my right pinky finger to see them live

OvrotLivesAgain
September 24th 2010
1497 Comments


About 2.1 miles ^

Why do I love Abba so much?



AnotherBrick
September 24th 2010
9772 Comments


because they are fucking amazing

OvrotLivesAgain
September 24th 2010
1497 Comments


True.
I find humor when my shuffle go's

Slayer
Immolation
Followbane
ABBA
Torsofuck


OhCaptain
September 24th 2010
199 Comments


I keep thinking this says "ABBA sue for right to party"

Winsomniac
September 24th 2010
8014 Comments


Only Andrew W.K. can pull that off, OhCaptain.

Digging: Submotion Orchestra - Alium

krig9412
September 24th 2010
794 Comments


Go ABBA

pizzamachine
September 24th 2010
12572 Comments


ABBA telling it like it is.

ShadowRemains
September 24th 2010
21641 Comments


Fairly standard British English.


fucking lol



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