Snider first endorsed the use of the anti-authoritarian anthem on Twitter on Saturday, and explained that he had very personal reasons for doing so.
“I absolutely approve of Ukrainians using ‘We’re not going to take it’ as a battle cry,” he wrote. “My grandfather was Ukrainian, before being swallowed up by the USSR after the Second World War. This can’t happen to these people anymore!
But Snider didn’t always approve of the song’s use as an anthem.
In September 2020, he banned the song from being used by a group of what he called “dumb” anti-maskers in Florida who wouldn’t cover up at a Target store in Fort Lauderdale.
Snider explained why he gave Ukrainians permission while condemning Florida anti-maskers in a fiery Twitter post, saying in part: “Well, one use is for a just battle against oppression; the other is childish trampling against an inconvenience.
Snider’s take on the proper use of “We’re not gonna take it” has inspired a Twitter love fest for many.
You can listen to the original song below.