Friday, May 12, 2006

Dixie Chicks: Another Boycott

At a March 10, 2003, concert in London, England, The Dixie Chicks took the stage at the pinnacle of their music careers. At least, until lead singer Natalie Maines opened her piehole. "Just so you know," she told the crown, which included some American Servicemen, "we're ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas." The remark was made as the U.S. and Great Britain were on the verge of war with Iraq (France, Germany and Russia). The comment enraged many fans, caused radio stations to remove the group from their playlists, and sent the "Chicks" into hiding.

Now I suppose you could file the whole thing under "stupid celebrities and their idiotic comments" and flush the "Chicks" down the same toilet as Sean Penn, but the fact that they made the comment in front of our staunchest allies, and not here at home, really pisses me off. If you don't like U.S. policy, feel free to protest legally and peacefully. If you don't like the President, feel free to say so. After all, our brothers and sisters are dying in Iraq and Afghanistan to give you that freedom. But to try and embarrass our country in front of our allies on the eve of war smacks of treason to me.

And Maines still refuses to apologize and indeed, the first single from their new album is titled "Not Ready to Make Nice." Time to show these traitors that we aren't ready to forget.

2 Comments:

Blogger WW said...

She was just using her freedom of speech to show the world that not everyone thinks the same in the US. Yeah, so she chose the wrong words to say it. But, if she's not sorry that she said it, she shouldn't apologize. I love that song, and I will continue to buy their cds and listen to their music.

7:23 AM  
Blogger Cop the Truth said...

I agree. But she did apologize, once it started hurting record sales, radio airplay and concert dates. Then suddenly, with a new CD out, she rescinds the apology to start the fervor all over again, hoping to make more money. Free speech is a wonderful thing...just ask the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan!

8:26 PM  

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