A political advertisement featuring Cyndi Lauper's True Colors has been removed from the Internet following a copyright complaint from the singer.
The hitmaker's popular tune was used in a smear campaign against Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and it was posted online last week (begs09Jan12) without Lauper's permission.
In a post on her Twitter.com account on Thursday (12Jan12), she fumed, "Got a phone call saying my version of True Colors was used in commercial trashing Romney... I wouldn't have wanted that song to be used in that way."
The singer's management officials were said to be investigating the matter and now the advert has been taken down and replaced with a banner notice which reads, "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Sme (Sony Music Entertainment)."
Lauper also updated fans about the removal of the ad, revealing she saw the clip on U.S. chat show The View but couldn't find pal and host Whoopi Goldberg's phone number in time to address the wrongful song use.
In a tweet she added, "Too bad Whoopi's number was in my lost phone. Would have called her."