Donald Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted that Daft Punk, who he referred to as “Daft Funk” in error, should “grow up” and lose the helmets.
The tweets came in 2014, during Daft Punk’s Grammy performance with Stevie Wonder, but have resurfaced after Spicer came under fire for falsely claiming Donald Trump’s inauguration had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.”
After claiming that “Daft Funk” were “blowing” their “10 seconds in the spotlight”, a Twitter user pointed out that Daft Punk had been nominated for and won multiple Grammies since 1998.
In response, and despite getting their name wrong, Spicer went on to then claim to be an “early fan”. You can see the tweets below.
Slam recently revealed they’ve given Daft Punk the remix treatment for the 25 years of Soma Records compilation, which is due to land in March.
That was after rumours around Daft Punk returning for their first live dates in a decade with an Alive 2017 tour were reignited earlier this month (January) after a mysterious video appeared online.
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