Fiona Apple To Donate “Criminal” Royalties To Support Refugees
July 2, 2019 10:28AM EDT
Those coming to the United States as refugees who need legal representation will get some help thanks to Fiona Apple.
Taking to Tumblr on Monday, the singer announced that she will donate 2019 and 2020 royalty checks from her track “Criminal” to the WhileTheyWait fund, urging other artists to do so as well.
Saying she’s “gutted with frustration” over news reports about their treatment, Apple reveals, “It seems to me that the best way I can help detainees is to contribute to payment of their legal fees.”
The choice of the track isn’t due to its title, but because it’s her “most requested song,” as Apple admits.
Which other artists are social justice-minded? Has this drawn you closer to their music?