Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson
12/04/2007 AT 08:50 AM EST
Pete Wentz is denying reports that he issued a cease-and-desist order against a Canadian band over a song that allegedly pokes fun at his girlfriend, Ashlee Simpson.
During a recent Neurosonic concert at NYC's Knitting Factory, the band's Jason Darr introduced the song "So Many People" by saying Wentz had sent the band a letter regarding the tune.
The New York Post
's Page Six
reported that Wentz had taken legal action, but a rep for the Fall Out Boy bassist, 28, tells PEOPLE that is not true.
"I've never heard of [the song]. Pete's never heard of it. No one's ever heard of it," says the rep, Bob McLynn. "Pete's not the kind of guy who would do a cease or desist with anything. He believes in artistic freedom."
The song, "So Many People," reportedly pokes fun at Simpson's 2004 appearance on Saturday Night Live
, when she was caught lip-synching
Darr says that the remark during the show was a joke.
"Anyone silly enough to believe I was serious about the comment ... has no sense of humor," Darr tells PEOPLE. "The song is tongue in cheek, and it was mostly meant to blow off steam about a subject that is laughable at best.
He adds, "It's not meant to be malicious."