Ivanka Trump is the face of post-punk band Gang of Four's new EP titled 'Complicit'

Ivanka Trump's punk phase days are coming back to haunt her as she finds herself on the cover art of iconic post punk band, Gang of Four's new EP.


                            Ivanka Trump is the face of post-punk band Gang of Four's new EP titled 'Complicit'
Ivanka Trump (Getty Images)

First daughter Ivanka Trump has become the face of a legendary punk band's new EP 'Complicit'. In Ivana Trump's memoir, Raising Trump, the president's ex-wife shared how Ivanka Trump had gone through a punk phase. Many people were unable to get past the idea of a billionaire heiress embracing a genre which celebrates and focuses on anti-authoritarianism.

The iconic British post-punk rock band, Gang of Four announced that they would be releasing a new EP complicit and have released the cover art which features a picture of Ivanka Trump. It seems like the Gang of Four is commenting on the current state of American politics and the cover art directly indicates that.  

The band's frontman, Andy Gill spoke to Pitchfork and said, "When we think of ‘the media,’ everyone has lots of ideas about what we mean. It could be social media, where hundreds of memes crisscross the world; informing, misinforming, beginning or reinforcing ideas that may last a lifetime and beyond.

"Ideas about Jews, Muslims, or, say, the World Trade Center or perhaps, the criminality of certain American politicians. And then there is the receding traditional media with disappearing jobs like ‘journalists’ and ‘fact checkers.’ That’s the media the Trump family despise."

The second song from the EP also pokes at Ivanka Trump and is titled 'Ivanka (Things You Can't Have). The lead track of the album has already been released and is well in line with the band's long tradition of blasting and calling out capitalistic society. It is believed that the lyrics were inspired by the stock market. 

Almost a year ago, Ivanka Trump spoke to CBS news and was asked whether she and her husband Jared Kushner were "complicit in what is happening to the White House."  

"If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit. I don’t know what it means to be — complicit — but — but, you know, I hope time will prove that I have — done a good job and much more importantly, that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be," Ivanka responded.