Members of the band Survivor have indeed filed a $1.2 million lawsuit against Kim Davis and Mike Huckabee over the unauthorized use of its 1982 hit song “Eye of the Tiger.” The song played in the background while the antigay twosome delivered speeches at a rally as Davis was set free from jail Tuesday.
“The song has motivated thousands through the years to reach beyond their limits,” band co-founder Jim Peterik told Billboard. “Its use for the release of Kim Davis does not support my views or my politics.”
The video of antigay Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis delivering her speech upon being released from jail has Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger” blaring from speakers in the background, apparently attempting to give the impression that Davis was rising to victory from the ashes of defeat.
We prefer to associate the song with Rocky Balboa since the anthem was recorded by the band Survivor for 1982’s boxing epic Rocky III. We’re not alone. A note posted to the band’s Facebook page makes it clear that members did not approve the use of the smash it for the Davis spectacle.
Now TMZ reports that band members are not only irate to be linked with the notorious K.I.M. and evangelical GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, but they’re considering taking legal action.