Some big country acts have stood up to racism in light of the recent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.
Kip Moore, who grew up in Georgia, explained on social media that he saw a lot of racism in the South, but is grateful that his parents taught him to love and respect all people. He writes, “If your parents taught you to hate people of color, they’re idiots. If you are an adult and still spew their hate, that makes you a bigger idiot.”
Brothers Osborne didn’t hold back on social media either, writing, “Considering vast numbers of our ancestors died fighting Nazis in WWII, wearing Nazi regalia is the most un-American thing you could do.”
Comedian and songwriter Wheeler Walker Junior, was a little more explicit in his frustration over recent events. He writes that the proper reply to the argument “You’re gonna alienate half your audience if you speak up” is: “If half your audience are Nazis, maybe your music just (expletive) sucks.”
Among a number of re-tweets about the violence, Kacey Musgraves wrote, “Bawling watching this. It’s so excruciating to see such evil abandon for the human kind. STOP [EFFING] KILLING PEOPLE.”