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La Roux slams Fox for using her song to push bulletproof backpacks for kids

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Singer Elly Jackson, of La Roux, has expressed anger at one of her tracks being used by Fox Business channel.

The news report in question was a back-to-school review of items for kids. This included a bulletproof backpack aimed at parents concerned about school shootings.

During the review of the item on the Mornings With Maria show on Monday, a snippet of the La Roux 2009 hit song, Bulletproof, was played. The extract included the line, ‘This time baby, I’ll be bulletproof.’

‘Using Bulletproof, a song I wrote about relationships, for a piece like this is abhorrent,’ La Roux’s Elly Jackson said in a statement to Billboard. ‘I have never, and would never approve my music to be used in this way,’ she added.

La Roux debut album success

La Roux earned fame with their 2009 eponymous debut album, which included In For The Kill and Bulletproof. The latter hit number one hit in the UK and reached number eight on the Billboard Hot 100.

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Originally comprised of musicians Jackson and Ben Langmaid, the pair split after the first album. La Roux, effectively a Jackson solo project, returned with a second album, Trouble in Paradise, in 2014.

Jackson has resisted talking much about her private life, preferring not to attach a label to her sexuality.

In an interview with The Observer in 2014, she said she didn’t feel comfortable using any label from the LGBT spectrum.

‘I don’t feel like I belong to any of those. So I’m not going to put myself in that camp, or under that title.

‘I don’t feel one thing or the other, I don’t feel man, I don’t feel woman – that’s where the androgyny comes from.

‘I probably feel more feminine than I do masculine… but if people want to hold me up as a gay role model, absolutely, I’m proud to be that, but I don’t feel the need to say that I’m gay to do it.’

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