Jose Feliciano Protest

NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winner Jose Feliciano is outraged that the theme from his holiday song "Feliz Navidad" was used for a musical spoof about undocumented immigrants.

Feliciano released a statement Wednesday saying that he was "revolted beyond words" and that the song was created to be a bridge between cultures and "never as a vehicle for a political platform of racism and hate."

The parody, titled "The Illegal Alien Christmas Song," was produced for radio by Matt Fox and A.J. Rice of the show "The Fox and Rice Experience" and posted on the conservative Web site HumanEvents.com.

Human Events Editor Jed Babbin apologized for posting the song and said it would be removed from the site.

The Puerto Rican-born Feliciano composed "Feliz Navidad" in both English and Spanish.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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