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Lara Trump thinks her new song is banned in the shadows

Lara Trump thinks her new song is banned in the shadows

Lara Trump thinks her new song is banned in the shadows

Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, has claimed that music streaming platforms have shadow-banned her new song.

The former television producer and wife of Eric Trump released a cover of Tom Petty’s 1989 song “I will not back down” on September 29, but has since claimed that her song is almost impossible to find on streaming platforms, despite being listed at number 31 on the iTunes charts.

She told Fox News that her song was shadow banned because it was “too political.” She claimed it was part of a wider trend of “censorship” of conservatives.

Lara Trump is the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump (Newsmax)Lara Trump is the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump (Newsmax)

Lara Trump is the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump (Newsmax)

In posts shared to X, formerly known as Twitter, Mrs Trump vented her frustrations, calling out Apple and posting screen recordings and screenshots of her inability to find the song.

“Hey Apple – where’s my song??? Why doesn’t my song come up when you search for ‘I Won’t Back Down’?” she said.

Meanwhile, in a since-deleted post, Eric Trump wrote: “Apple seems to be viscously banning (Lara’s) new song, which, upon release, hit #31 on the iTunes charts. Lara’s name, when spelled out in full, is hardly viable and can only be found under “Fake News II”. The song itself is impenetrable.”

In an interview with Fox, Lara Trump discussed her allegations with host Sean Hannity. She said: “It’s very sad because this is the kind of treatment I think the Tories are used to. We are used to being censored, we are used to being banned from the shadows.

“I already know that my song was shadow banned, so many people told me, on Apple Music, on Spotify, on Amazon Music. They didn’t play my song on the radio because it was too political.”

The Independent has reached out to Apple, Amazon and Spotify for comment.

Mrs Trump received backlash for her claims, with one user X calling her “entitled”, while another said: “I agree politics sucks but her song was worse.”

However, some X-users jumped to the defense of the former TV producer. A supporter said the budding musician is “getting confused just because of her name, she made a song, popular and really good. But being Trump, she’s going to be treated badly by the same people who are taking her money.”

Mrs Trump launched a musical career earlier this year after sharing videos of herself playing the piano. She said she is “not trying to be a professional singer” but just wants to share her “love of music”.

It came after Donald Trump received a cease and desist letter from the family of the late Tom Petty after using his song “I will not back down” at a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2020.

In a statement posted on the singer’s Twitter account shortly after the rally, his family said the Trump campaign’s use of the song was “not authorized in any way.”

“Both the late Tom Petty and his family stand strongly against racism and discrimination of any kind,” the statement read. “Tom Petty would never want a song of his to be used for a hate campaign. He loved bringing people together.”