Stars of "Do the Work" campaign video -- made in support of Scott Wiener -- sent letter today in response to a legal request that the video be removed from the Internet
San Francisco, CA - (October 4, 2016) Today, Carnie Asada, Au Jus, and Miz Palou -- three San Francisco Drag Queens -- sent a letter to Katy Perry asking for her help in keeping their "Do the Work" Video from being taken off the internet. The video, which was made in support of Scott Wiener for State Senate, includes the Drag Queens singing a song called "Do the Work", which is based off of Katy Perry's "Firework" song. The video highlights Wiener's work to support rent control, public transportation, nightlife, and HIV services. Earlier this week, Sony Entertainment sent a cease and desist letter requesting that the video be taken down by the end of the day Wednesday due to copyright laws.
Today, the Drag Queens sent a letter (see below) to Katy Perry asking for her help to keep the video alive so that they can keep "bringing positive, fun energy to a campaign season filled with Trumpism!" The video was released on September 27th and has gotten international attention for its positive message.
"I want to thank Carnie, Au Jus, and Miz Palou for standing up for their amazing video and for the work we are doing to support renters, create affordable housing, improve transit, and support people living with HIV," said Supervisor Wiener. "I learned long ago that when a drag queen speaks, you listen, so I hope Katy Perry will listen to them. Whether she does or not, I'm so honored to have the support of these amazing performers who are great representatives for our community."
Contact: Jeff Sparks, Campaign Manager