Band say they weren't asked about licensing their song for TV advert

The White Stripes have said they will take “strong action” against the US Air Force after a version of their 2002 single ‘Fell In Love With A Girl’ appeared on a TV advert aimed at recruiting new troops.

Jack and Meg White said that they weren’t consulted about the inclusion of the song in the ad, which was aired during Sunday’s (February 7) Super Bowl.

Writing on Whitestripes.com, the band said:

The White Stripes take strong insult and objection to the Air Force Reserve presenting this advertisement with the implication that we licensed one of our songs to encourage recruitment during a war that we do not support.”

They added, “The White Stripes support this nation’s military, at home and during times when our country needs and depends on them. We simply don’t want to be a cog in the wheel of the current conflict, and hope for a safe and speedy return home for our troops.”

The message concluded by saying that the band and their management will take action against the US Air Force.

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