One Direction songwriter hits out at Trump

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 January 2017
One Direction

One Direction

'What Makes You Beautiful' songwriter Savan Kotecha is "heartbroken" that the song was played at the Inaugural Ball

A One Direction songwriter is "heartbroken" that 'What Makes You Beautiful' was played at the Inaugural Ball.

Savan Kotecha - who co-wrote the group's debut single - is not happy that The Piano Guys performed his song to celebrate Donald Trump's presidency and took to Twitter to share his disappointment.

He tweeted: "They were absolutely NOT given permission to use WMYB at the inaugural ball. I will be looking into taking action (sic)."

He later added: "There's nothing I can do re WMYB now, but the song was written out of love for my wife. It's just heartbreaking that it was used to celebrated a man who stands for divisiveness (sic)."

And he told Billboard: "I wrote 'What Makes You Beautiful' for my wife. To me the song is about love, joy, and acceptance. The fact that it was used to celebrate a man who stands for divisiveness and bigotry breaks my heart. I am the son of immigrants. My children are biracial. A 'Trump America' makes me worried for their future.

"I'm sure there is nothing I can do about the use of the song at the inauguration now, but i felt I needed to express my disappointment."

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