Singer La Roux Had Strong Words For Fox After They Used Her Song ‘Bulletproof’ In A Segment On Bulletproof Backpacks

English synth-pop act La Roux is speaking out against US television channel Fox Business (a sister channel to Fox News) for using their song “Bulletproof” during a “back-to-school” segment on Mornings With Maria on Monday. The segment featured bulletproof backpacks, designed to protect children during school shootings, along with other protective clothing deemed by marketing manager for the manufacturer MC Armor, Carolina Ballesteros Casas, as “fashion with ballistics.”

In the program, Casas said: 

In the US, sadly, there is the gun fact. Everybody can have a gun. So, here, kids need to be protected.

To this, the show’s host, Maria Bartiromo, replied:

It’s incredible that this has come to this, though – that we need bulletproof clothing.

She then added: 

Some of these things are quite fashion-forward.

When La Roux caught wind that their song had been used in this way, they were quick to respond.

La Roux Singer, Eleanor “Elly” Jackson, told Billboard magazine

Using Bulletproof, a song I wrote about relationships, for a piece like this is abhorrent. I have never, and would never approve my music to be used in this way.

Fans were in agreement:

Though there were some that needed a little schooling as to why La Roux would be upset:

Others were disgusted with the Fox segment:

The song was chosen by the production team according to a spokesperson for Fox Business who told the BBC that “the selection has been addressed.”

H/T: The Guardian, BuzzFeed, Twitter