The musician finds the ads to be “repugnant and morally indefensible.”
Folk singer/songwriter Dion DiMucci is suing Bethesda over a Fallout 4 commercial that contains what he calls a “repugnant and morally indefensible images”.
DiMucci’s song, “The Wanderer” was used in a Fallout 4 commercial with the same name (you can view it below). PCGamesN reports DiMucci had an agreement with record label UMG Recordings to allow any of his songs to be licensed for advertising, but claims it included a clause that meant the singer had to personally approve any commercial that used his music. DiMucci says that Bethesda never reached out to him.
DiMucci found the commercial objectionable because it “featured repeated homicides in a dark, dystopian landscape, where violence is glorified as sport.” As a result, the musician believes the ads damaged his image.
“The killings and physical violence were not to protect innocent life, but instead were repugnant and morally indefensible images designed to appeal to young consumers,” the lawsuit reads.
The singer’s suit claims that if given the right of refusal by Bethesda, DiMucci could either have blocked the use of the song, renegotiated for a higher fee, or convinced the company to tell “the story of a post-apocalyptic struggle for survival without craven violence.”
DiMucci is now asking for $1 million to pay for potential loss of income and damages to his reputation.
Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
Source: IGN Video Games