Twisted Sister Frontman Endorses Ukrainian Use Of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

2 March 2022 | 10:57 am | Staff Writer

No to Clive and anti-maskers. Yes to Ukraine

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Twisted Sister's Dee Snider has vocally supported the use of the band's hit We're Not Gonna Take It by the Ukrainian resistance. 

Taking to Twitter, the outspoken frontman has given his full support to Ukraine, stating: “I absolutely approve of Ukrainians using We’re Not Gonna Take It as their battle cry. My grandfather was Ukrainian before it was swallowed up by the USSR after WW2. This can’t happen to these people again!”

The singer hit back at criticism that he was allowing the use for the freedom of Ukraine but not for anti-mask protests in the US. 

“People are asking me why I endorsed the use of We’re Not Gonna Take It for the Ukrainian people and did not for the anti-maskers. Well, one use is for a righteous battle against oppression; the other is an infantile feet-stomping against an inconvenience.”

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Snider famously won his case against the United Australia Party's Clive Palmer who used a bastardised version of the song for his election campaign and was ordered to pay $1.5 million in April last year. 

Snider has pushed back against trolls suggesting the Russian side has been misunderstood, taking a strong stand and receiving overwhelming support. 

"My grandmother was Transylvanian when the Russians took over and occupied the Carpathian Mountains. Who do you think were carrying those Russian guns, driving the tanks and flying those planes? Canadians?"