Published Apr 14, 2014Last week, news emerged that the CIA had allegedly used Red Hot Chili Peppers' music to torture a prisoner at Guantanamo Bay back in 2002. It's not too much of a surprise that the band have since spoken out on the matter and they're not pleased.
Over the weekend, TMZ talked with drummer Chad Smith, who hadn't previously heard the reports about the band's music being played as torture. When asked if he approved, he said, "No, of course not! Our music's positive, man. It's supposed to make people feel good. That's very upsetting to me. I don't like that at all. It's bullshit."
When the interviewer speculated that the CIA might have used the song "Give It Away," Smith said, "Maybe some people think our music's annoying, I don't care. But that's a poor use of… You shouldn't do that. You shouldn't being doing any of that shit. It's horrible. I just ate, I don't want throw up."
Watch the interview clip below.
Smith wasn't the only Chili Pepper to decry the usage, as bassist Flea tweeted, "It is absolutely heartbreaking to hear Rhcp music has been used by the CIA to torture human beings. Anything we can do to stop that we will."
Read the initial story on the matter here.
It is absolutely heartbreaking to hear Rhcp music has been used by the CIA to torture human beings. Anything we can do to stop that we will— Flea (@flea333) April 12, 2014
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