One of the most memorable aspects of the video featuring Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis delivering her speech upon being released from jail was the fact that “Eye of the Tiger” was blaring from speakers in the background, undoubtedly in the hopes of giving viewers the impression that Davis was a champion rising to victory from the ashes of defeat.
The song is famously associated with Sylvester Stallone’s character Rocky Balboa, as the anthem was recorded by the band Survivor for 1982’s boxing epic Rocky III. And Survivor is not pleased the song was used without their permission and in this particular context. A note posted to the band’s official Facebook page makes that clear:
Now TMZ reports that bandmembers are not only irate to be linked with Kim Davis and GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee, but they’re considering taking legal action to preserve the integrity of their music.