McLachlan Protests Columbine Tape

updated 04/21/2004 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/24/1998 12:00AM

Sarah McLachlan wants her song "I Will Remember You" removed from a graphic videotape about last year's shootings at Columbine High School. The tape, which sells for $25, has outraged families of the victims for showing blood-stained classrooms and bodies being dragged off the campus. Produced by the Littleton, Colo., fire department, the tape also includes a pop music soundtrack. "It was never authorized, and it would never be authorized," McLachlan's manager, Terry McBride, told USA Today about the use of her song, which was widely used by media outlets following the John F. Kennedy Jr. crash last summer. "We have no issue with people using it as a way of healing. But to use the song in a crass, commercial way is not in the spirit in which we would approve." Cheryl Wheeler has similarly demanded that one of her songs be removed from the tape.

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